An Initiative of the American Friends Service Committee, Chicago
The Chicago Hearing is modeled after a Congressional hearing and will be webcast live from a link on the home page. The Chicago Hearing will bring together witnesses to tell seldom-heard stories from Zionist-Palestine that raise critical questions about the effects of U.S. policies in the region. Does Zionist regime ‘s explanation of security legitimize its violations of international law? Does the U.S. government condone Zionist’s policies and practices that would not be tolerated if replicated in America by the U.S. government?
The Hearing highlights voices of those on the other end of the pipeline of U.S. aid to Zionist state of ‘Israel’ . Israeli, Palestinian and American witnesses will testify to lives lost, freedoms denied and property destroyed by Zionist policies buttressed by U.S. aid and support.
The witnesses will testify to the collateral effects of U.S. policies toward Zionism : military and financial aid that totaled over $3 billion in 2009 as well as unconditional diplomatic support for Israel in the United Nations.
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 and will introduce one or more witnesses.

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