Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bekah Stone speaks to Sooner Peace in Palestine members Thursday night. The members discussed upcoming events and finding a way to get controversial speaker Norman Finkelstein to OU. 

Student group Reacts to Kerry's visit in Gaza

Senator John Kerry along with other U.S. congressmen visited Gaza. It is the first time in 8 years that U.S. lawmakers have entered the Palestinian territory that which is controlled by the Hamas group. 

"I think it's good that the situation is getting attention," Bekah Stone said, president of Sooner Peace in Palestine. "Although I don't expect any changes in U.S. policy towards the situation to occur."

Stone said they have  gathered around 300 signatures from the OU campus asking the U.S. senators to represent their opinion in Washington which is to have a more even-handed approach to the foreign policy. 

Sooner for Peace in Palestine are also looking to assemble committees here on campus. "We are trying to get Norman Finkelstein to come," Stone said.  "He's very controversial." 

Sooner for Peace will be discussing upcoming events such as the Occupation 101 documentary and "Israeli Apartheid Week" 9p.m. tonight at the Regents Room, third floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union.

No comments:

Post a Comment