Friday, July 23, 2010

Phyllis Bennis Talks to Austin Activists on Strategies to End the Israeli Occupation

Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington. She appears as commentator/analyst on PBS, NPR, BBC, and CBC. She's the author of "Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis" and "Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UN." Her latest books are "Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict" and "Challenging Empire." ;Phyllis Bennis is not new to the political scene. Her knowledge of Arabic language and culture go hand in hand with her in depth understanding of Middle East politics. On a humid, steamy, summer evening on July 10 in Austin, Bennis enjoyed a (mostly) vegetarian feast with local Austinites. She shared her analysis of how the deadly raid on the Mavi Maramara by the Israeli Navy has changed the public opinion so dramatically in our nation, and in Israel.

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