Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace




Friends of Sabeel - North America


invite you to a presentation by


Kathy Bergen

Program Coordinator, 

Friends International Center in Ramallah


TOPIC:        Life under Israeli Occupation in the West Bank; Palestine: Challenges and Opportunities  

DATE:         Wednesday, March 28, 2007

TIME:           12 noon * 

WHERE:     Friends Committee on National Legislation

                        245 2nd Street, NE

                        Washington, DC  20002


Since April 2006 Kathy Bergen has been living in Ramallah.  She has experienced first hand the challenges of the occupation, and witnessed the even greater challenges faced by Palestinians.  She has also witnessed and sought relief for those Palestinian U.S. citizens who have been denied entry, deported, or threatened with deportation from the West Bank.  She will present the basic elements of the occupation, the relevance of international law to the occupation, how the occupation affects Palestinians and Israelis, the role of the Friends International Center in Ramallah, and what Americans can do to press for a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis. 


For nearly 25 years, Kathy BergenŐs career has focused on achieving peace with justice for Palestine/Israel through work for the American Friends Service Committee, the Mennonite Central Committee, and other organizations working for peace through non-violence.  Before taking up the position with the Center she was for 12 years National Coordinator of the Middle East Program of the Peacebuilding Unit in the national office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 


Please feel free to forward this invitation to others. 


* Bring a lunch if you wish; beverages will be provided.