You are invited you to a meeting about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Tuesday June 13th at 7.30pm at the Kirkbymoorside Quaker Meeting House.
This conflict has been extremely prolonged, with enormous suffering and no prospect of a just resolution. 2017 is the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, nearly the 70th year since the declaration of the state of Israel and the 50th year of the Occupation of the Palestinian Territories.
Many people are uncertain about the origins of the conflict and the impact on those concerned. With the support of Kirkbymoorside Quakers, I have arranged a meeting to provide information about the background and the current situation.
There will be a film describing British involvement from 1917-47, and a talk from an Ecumenical Accompanier who has recently returned from three months duty in East Jerusalem.
We will also have the opportunity for questions and discussion and, in the knowledge that the topic of Israel and Palestine can sometimes lead to heated discussion, Helen Goodman (Chair of Ryedale Council of Churches) has agreed to chair this, to ensure a friendly and respectful airing of queries and concerns.