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Follow the Money (2013)

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Location: The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue Rochester NY ~ Tickets $8 from The Little box office

Film run time: 25 minutes ~ Style: documentary ~ Language: English ~ Format: video projection ~ Year released: 2011

This film is screening in the same program as Jerusalem East Side Story

In this Foreign Correspondent report from the Australian Broadcasting Company, multiple sides of the boycott question are introduced and explored.

Listen to different sides of the issue as Campbell interviews Palestinian activist Cairo Arafat, Sodastream CEO Daniel Birnbaum, and others.

Hear from Knesset member Alex Miller about an Israeli law which bans Israelis from supporting any boycotts, and listen to Knesset member Ahmad Tibi who openly challenges the same law by supporting a boycott of products made in West Bank settlements.

“Thirty years ago the world was boycotting South Africa to end apartheid. Today, there’s a growing push to boycott Israel to end the occupation. It’s a controversial movement that often likens democratic Israel to an apartheid regime, but with the peace process at a standstill, Palestinians are looking at new ways to fight.”

— reporter Eric Campbell


Dan Fleshler
Dan Fleshler

Dan Fleshler, a writer and publicist based in New York City, is a Senior Advisor to Strategy XXI Partners, a strategic communications company. He is author of Transforming America’s Israel Lobby – The Limits of Its Power and the Potential for Change. He has written numerous op-eds about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has represented a broad range of clients that need to communicate to the American Jewish community, including Israel Policy Forum, Givat Haviva Educational Foundation, Bar-Ilan University and the National Conference. He is a Board Member of Ameinu and Americans for Peace Now and is on the Advisory Committee of J Street.

He’ll participate with us through Skype.

Tom Pessah
Tom Pessah

Tom Pessah is an Israeli graduate student, completing his PhD in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an active member of the Berkeley chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. He also attends the Hillel Hebrew hour regularly.

He’ll participate with us through Skype from California.