The Balfour Declaration: Support for a Jewish Homeland or Jewish State? Is there a difference?
Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 PM
Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue, NYC (between 79th and 80th Streets)
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Transportation: 6 train to 79th St., 4,5,6 trains to 86th St., or M101, M102, and M103 to Third or Lexington Avenues/E 79th St.
Palestinian and Jewish human rights lawyers take a look at the Balfour Declaration and its historical context and discuss its ramifications for Palestinians and Jews living in Israel Palestine today.
Jonathan Kuttab is a leading human rights lawyer in Israel and Palestine. He grew up in East Jerusalem and Bethlehem, but after the Six Day War, his family moved to the United States. After practicing with a Wall Street law firm for several years, he returned home to co-found the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence, Al-Haq (lawyers and others who assists with human rights issues), and the Mandela Institute of Political Prisoners. He is licensed to practice law in Palestine, Israel, and New York and serves on the board of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem.
Robert Herbst is a human rights lawyer who has been trying civil and criminal cases for more than 40 years. On the civil side, he focuses on civil rights cases involving police, corrections and other governmental misconduct, employment and housing discrimination, and retaliation against whistleblowers in both federal and state courts. A graduate of Princeton and Yale Law School, he was a federal prosecutor in Chicago and Philadelphia, and Executive Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, prior to starting his private practice. Mr Herbst has also served as an Independent Council to the Social Court for Sierra Leone, and as coordinator of the Westchester chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.