On February 24, 2015, Augsburg College presented a panel discussion on “Palestine-Israel: Understanding The Conflict At Hand” to discuss the solution for peace in Israel/Palestine through a one state solution. The panel included MintPress founder & editor in chief Mnar Muhawesh along with Jewish Voice for Peace members & anti-war activist Sabry Wazwaz.
MINNEAPOLIS — “Palestine-Israel: Understanding The Conflict At Hand” presented MintPress founder & editor in chief Mnar Muhawesh as a panelist, along with two members of Jewish Voices for Peace , Cindy Cohen and Asa Diebolt, joined by Palestinian-American and Anti-War Committee member Sabry Wazwaz to discuss solutions to peace in the Holy Land and ending Israeli apartheid.
Below is an edit of the highlights from the peace forum. Panel members asked for more understanding of the real human issues–religion aside– and knowledge about the extent of the Zionist Israeli government apartheid action and relief from the futile argument that Israel is a democracy and home to only the Jewish people– making genocide and ethnic cleansing of Palestinian Muslims and Christians acceptable in the name of Judaism. Muhawesh discussed the media’s responsibility in covering this conflict as a human rights issue, how to identify this as an effect of imperialism of dividing Muslims and Jews to exploit those two religious populations to further “conquer” the Middle East region.
So what’s the solution? End religious privilege and superiority in the Holy Land and create a one state solution where all religious people, whether Christian, Muslim or Jew have equal rights living side by side in peace as they did for generations before the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
Video courtesy of Bill Sorem.
‘ I Stand With Israel ‘ Hecklers Interrupt & Attempt to Hijack Panel
Below is the full length panel discussion on the solutions for peace in the holy land and ending the violence. The panel was interrupted by hecklers who demanded to stand with Israel despite Israeli apartheid and genocidal actions.