The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

March 4-5, 2005
Yonatan Shapira, Israeli Refusenik

March 4, 6:00 PM, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society building, 2010 Whenona Drive, Madison. Potluck followed by a discussion with Shapira. Daycare will be available.

March 5, 9:00 AM, Beth Israel Center, 1406 Mound Street, Madison. Shapira will speak during services and stay for discussion after the Kiddush.

March 5, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, UW-Madison Memorial Union (room TBA).

Sponsored by Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace. From the tour description: “Shapira served as a widely-respected senior officer for eleven years in the Israeli army’s elite “Black Hawk” helicopter squadron. He was dismissed from the Israeli Air Force after authoring and issuing the Pilot’s Letter refusing to serve in the occupied territories. Shapira will discuss the personal and political considerations that led him to write this letter at the core of a heated national debate.”

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