Chicago Hearing Does US Policy in Israel/Palestine reflect American values?

Seating is limited. To ensure a seat, you MUST RSVP at

Witnesses include: Jeff Halper of ICAHD, Amer Shurrab from Gaza, Cindy Corrie, mother of Rachel, Jad Isaac of API-Jerusalem, Mezna Qato, Josh Ruebner and Lisa Kosowski

The Listener panel will include: Prof. John Mearsheimer, Dr. Zaher Sahloul, Prof. Ghada Talhami, Cantor Michael Davis, Rev. Cotton Fite and Prof. Barbara Ransby

We have invited a staff member from the offices of the U.S. Senators from Illinois and the Hyde Park area U.S. Representatives to join the Listener Panel.

Not in town that weekend? Don't live in Chicago at all? This event will be broadcast live over the internet! Check out for more information.

The Chicago Hearing is modeled after a Congressional hearing and will be webcast live from a link on the website.The Chicago Hearing will bring together witnesses to tell seldom-heard stories from Israel-Palestine that raise critical questions about the effects of U.S. policies in the region.

The Hearing highlights voices of those on the other end of the pipeline of U.S. aid to Israel. Israeli, Palestinian and American witnesses will testify to lives lost, freedoms denied and property destroyed by Israeli policies buttressed by U.S. aid and support.

A Listener Panel of public officials, academics and religious leaders will ask questions and make comments following the testimony. The Hearing, modeled after a Congressional fact-finding hearing, will center on three topics: Property Rights; Freedom of Movement, Association and Speech; and Military Aid and Armaments. A speaker will provide the context for each topic, followed by one or more witnesses.

Refreshments will be served at the end of the program.

For further questions about the program, OR TO GET INFORMATION ON HOW TO ORGANIZE A VIEWING PARTY IN YOUR AREA, email

Sunday, April 18, 2010
1:30pm - 5:30pm
1212 E. 59th St.