CMEP to Host President Abbas
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Speak At Cooper Union Five Days Before UN Address
At the invitation of Churches for Middle East Peace, Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, will give his first public speech to a general American audience and deliver it for the first time in English, to students and faith leaders at The Cooper Union in New York City, NY.
In discussing his vision of a future Palestinian state and peace between Palestine and Israel, he is expected to cover the following topics:
- His views on how peace and inter-religious co-existence can flourish in Israel and Palestine with the help of the next generation.
- Why non-violent protest is the best method by which Palestinians should seek their rights.
- Why terrorism as practiced by Al Qaeda on 9/11 and ISIS is inconsistent with Islam.
WHERE: Great Hall of The Cooper Union, 7th Street between 3rd & 4th Aves. NYC
WHEN: 6PM, Monday, September 22, 2014
The speech is co-sponsored by The Cooper Union and Churches for Middle East Peace, a non-partisan coalition of national church groups that conducts education and advocacy in support of non-violence and negotiations to end the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
CMEP has a limited number of seats for CMEP members and friends. Tickets are expected to go quickly. RSVP at http://go.cmep.org/AbbasEvent.