You need not go far to see Israel and Palestine is in the news, with the backdrop of freedom as a main theme. We will cover this very hot topic in this edition of Freedom For All. Jim and Jennifer welcome Andrew Meyer. Policy Analyst and Communications Manager at the Rachel Corrie Foundation, a Research Assistant at the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, and an incoming PhD student in Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The Rachel Corrie Foundation is named after a young woman who was a 23-year-old American peace activist crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in March 2003 while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition.
Meyer's research interests include Settler Colonial theory, the history and historiography of the Palestine question, liberal Zionism in the United States, and political negotiation in the neoliberal present. He is a founding member of Olympia BDS and has traveled extensively throughout the West Bank and Gaza as a member of the International Solidarity Movement and the Maia Mural Brigade.