"Sharing Jerusalem: Two Capitals for Two States"
June 17-21, 1997
We would like to extend this invitation for you to join us at our week-long series of cultural and political events to occur during the 17th to 21st of June 1997. This event will be held in both East and West Jerusalem and the Old City under the theme: "Sharing Jerusalem: Two Capitals for Two States." The activities will include a solidarity demonstration and march through East and West Jerusalem and the Old City; a two-day symposium; and a series of performing and plastic art events created by Palestinian, Israeli, and international artists.
Our goal is to mobilize concerned Israelis and Palestinians, and to draw the attention of the domestic and international community to the urgency of addressing the future of Jerusalem in a way which recognizes the political and human rights of all residents in the city. This project is supported by thousands of Palestinians and Israelis and is our way to say that the people of Jerusalem should have a voice in the future of the city and want to live together in peace.
The Steering Committee of "Sharing Jerusalem" consists of activists, intellectuals, politicians and artists from Palestine, Israel, and the international community who support this project and its aims.
The Steering Committee includes: Jose RAMOS-HORTA--Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1996, East Timor; Adrienne RICH--poet, USA; Gloria STEINEM--cofounder MS Magazine, USA; Hanan ASHRAWI--Minister of Education, PNA; Faisal HUSSEINI--Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, PNA; Leila SHAHID--Palestinian Ambassador to France; Shulamit ALONI--former Minister of Culture, Israel; Naomi CHAZAN--Deputy Speaker of Knesset, Meretz Party, Israel; Galia GOLAN--spokesperson, "Peace Now", Israel.
There are many ways you can show your support for "Sharing Jerusalem":
1)We would love to have you join us in Jerusalem in June-- please feel free to email Gina at Bat Shalom if you would like to receive updated information regarding the specific events and the symposium.
2)If you cannot attend, you can still voice your support by signing the Sharing Jerusalem petition, which follows this message in a seperate email. Simply reply to the message and fill in the details found at the bottom of the petition.
3)Please inform other interested individuals about the "Sharing Jerusalem" project and asking them to lend their name in support by signing the petition. We are still expanding our international steering committee and invite your contributions.
4)If you would like to show your support for the project through a contribution you may send tax-deductable checks to New Israel Fund (addresses below) indicating the money should support the "Sharing Jerusalem" project of Bat Shalom.
We thank you in advance your support of "Sharing Jerusalem" and hope to see you in Jerusalem in June!