Jewish peace activist Avigail Abarbanel at Wayside Chapel
16 Jun 2012
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Avigail Abarbanel is in Australia to launch a book she edited – Beyond Tribal Loyalties Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists. This books looks at the lives of 25 Jews from Australia, Canada, Israel, United Kingdom and the United States. Peter Slezak from Independent Jewish Voices and Vivienne Porzsolt from Jews Against the Occupation and Jewish Voices for Peace are featured in the book.
Avigail is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. She grew up inIsrael, served in the Israeli army and left when she was 27 years of age. She has lived inAustralia and the United Kingdom. Avigail is visiting Australia as a guest of Just Peace a Brisbane-based organisation whose aim is to raise public awareness about alternatives to war and the necessity of justice in achieving lasting peace.
Avigail advocates for a single democratic state of Israel and Palestine. She argues that Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions of Israel (BDS) are a non-violent way to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
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For Avigail’s full program in Sydney, please visit Avigail’s personal website: https://www.avigailabarbanel.me.uk/