Sabeel Conferences: Fuelling the Arab-Israeli Conflict
North American Friends of Sabeel (FOS) will be holding its Boston conference on October 26-27, to "look at ways the South African apartheid model of ethnic/racial segregation is applied in Palestine today." Sabeel claims to "promote nonviolence, human rights, [and] international law…," and FOS states that the conference will feature "Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers."
NGO Monitor has documented Sabeel’s virulent activities to demonize and delegitimize the State of Israel, including leadership of church divestment campaigns, use of anti-Semitic imagery and rejection of the "two-state solution." In addition to the well-known speakers (including Desmond Tutu, John Dugard – UN Special Rapporteur on the situation in the Palestinian Territories, and Noam Chomsky), this conference is merely another platform for Sabeel (and its NGO partner, the Israel Committee Against Home Demolitions – ICAHD) to advance a highly distorted narrative of the Arab-Israeli conflict that blames Israel for terrorism and ignores Palestinian corruption, and to wage political war against Israel