Speaking for peace
It's hard to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It started many years ago, claimed thousands of lives since, and seems to never end. Now two Israelis are traveling the world to talk about their perspectives on the subject in a presentation called “The Soldier and the Refusenik: Two Israelis. Two Choices. One Conclusion.” Co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace and Friends of Sabeel–Sacramento Region, the talk features Eran Efrati (a former Israel Defense Force soldier) and Maya Wind (who refused to serve in the Israeli army). They'll discuss their decision to oppose the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and working with Palestinians toward a common goal of peace. Any donations collected at the event will go to paying for legal fees of activists imprisoned for resistance to Israeli occupation in the West Bank. “The Soldier and the Refusenik: Two Israelis. Two Choices. One Conclusion.” Free, 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Sacramento Friends Meeting House, 890 57th Street; (530) 868-6587; www.sabeelsacramento.org.