An Israeli-Palestinian Conversation on Pain, Hope, and a New Political Vision

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Ameer Fakhoury & Avi Dabush, members of the leadership of A Land for All, a movement of Palestinians and Israelis who are working together on a shared political vision for a better and peaceful future. A Land for All envisions two states sharing one homeland and co-existing within a confederation that is based on equality, cooperation, independence, and interdependence and provides both peoples with freedom and national self-determination. The conversation will be hosted by May Pundak, the movement’s Israeli executive director.

It is precisely in the midst of these terrible times that our voices for a better way forward are most essential.

About the speakers:

Avi Dabush is a dynamic and passionate Israeli activist, community organizer, and author. He serves as the CEO of Rabbis for Human Rights and is a survivor of the October 7 massacre at Kibbutz Nirim. Avi has played a significant role in leading grassroots campaigns, including co-founding both the Peripheries Movement and the Movement for the Future of the Western Negev, where he advocates for a political agreement between Israel and Gaza. In recognition of his work, Avi was honored as the recipient of the 2021 Human Rights Award from the New Israel Foundation in the United Kingdom. Additionally, he is the author of the book “Periphery Rebellion.”

Dr. Ameer Fakhoury is a prominent scholar and researcher, specializing in political science, sociology, and conflict management. He holds an LL.B. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.A. in Political Science focusing on ethnic and national conflicts. Dr. Fakhoury completed his doctorate in Sociology, with a focus on political and cultural sociology. He has held various influential positions, including director of the Wahat al Salam-Neve Shalom School for Peace Research Unit. Dr. Fakhoury is also a consultant for civil society organizations on Shared Society and serves as the incoming co-director of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute’s ‘Nisan’ project. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Polansky Academy, contributing to research at the Van-Leer Research Institute.

Thank you to our co-sponsors: Americans for a Confederation of Israel and Palestine, Reconstructing Judaism, Ameinu, New Israel Fund, J Street, Partners for Progressive Israel, HaBonim-Dror, Drachim, Ikar, Congregation Beth Elohim, Tru’ah, Americans for Peace Now, Hashomer Hatzair, The Alliance for Middle East Peace.