Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories:
The Obama Administration and
Opportunities for Positive Change
Lecture by Mitchell Plitnick , Director of Outreach, B’Tselem USA
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2008
216 McCardell Bicentennial Hall
B’tselem -- The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories -- was established in 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel. They are based in Jerusalem and opened their first office in the United States in Washington, D.C. this past fall. For more information, visit B'tselem's website at http://www.btselem.org/
Co-sponsored by Middlebury College Hillel, The Islamic Society of Middlebury College, The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, and the Middlebury Chapter of the National Scholastic Honor Society for Students of Hebrew Language and Culture.