50 Years of Occupation: Human Rights in the West Bank
J Street U Tufts welcomes Chelsey Berlin, director of B'Tselem USA to talk about human rights in the West Bank and the implications of 50 years of Israeli occupation.
B'TSELEM is the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories was established in February 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel.
Chelsey Berlin is the director of B'Tselem USA, a nonprofit that builds support in the United States for the protection of human rights in the Occupied Territories. Chelsey previously spent three years in the northern West Bank city of Nablus directing a service-learning program at Tomorrow's Youth Organization and a year in Tel Aviv as the recipient of a Dorot Fellowship in Israel. Chelsey is the vice chair of HEKDESH, a national giving circle. She earned her BA in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from Brandeis University.