Roots at Georgetown  November 2018

Palestinians and Israelis in the West Bank often live in geographical proximity, yet in separate universes. By and large they have no real human contact. Many know next to nothing about the other and view each other with suspicion and fear.

The Roots movement is changing that reality.

The Georgetown Israel Alliance — along with the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the GU Lecture Fund, the Alexander Hamilton Society, the Center for Jewish Civilization, Georgetown Jewish Life, the Jewish Student Association, and J Street U Georgetown — is proud to present a truly transformational experience.

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger is an Israeli settler. Shadi Abu Awwad’s family helped lead the First Intifada. On November 14th, Hanan and Shadi — now both part of the Roots movement — will grace the ICC Auditorium stage together, as brothers.

Sharing the story of their life-altering shifts in perspective, they will lay out their vision that faith, trust, mutual recognition, and hard conversations can heal two aching peoples and plant the seeds of peace.

We hope you can join us to hear these two powerful speakers and learn more about an incredible, grassroots movement!