International human rights lawyer to address prospects for a Palestinian and Israeli peace Feb. 13

January 05, 2024

Jonathan Kuttab
NEWBERG, Ore. – International human rights lawyer Jonathan Kuttab will present a talk, “Is There a Balm in Gilead? Prospects for a Palestinian/Israeli Peace,” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, on the campus of George Fox University. The 2024 Woolman Peacemaking Forum lecture is open to the public at no cost and will be held in Room 105 of the university's Hoover Academic Building.

Kuttab is executive director of Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) and cofounder of Sabeel Jerusalem. He also helped found the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq, Nonviolence International, and Just Peace Advocates, a Canadian-based international law human rights nonprofit.

Kuttab practices as a well-known human rights attorney in the U.S., Palestine and Israel, and serves on the board of Bethlehem Bible College and as president of the Board of Holy Land Trust. He was the head of the legal committee negotiating the Cairo Agreement of 1994 between Israel and the PLO. He is also the author of Beyond the Two-State Solution, suggesting that any solution be predicated on the basic existential needs of the two parties.

As a Christian Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem, Kuttab brings personal perspectives in addition to professional insights from decades of experience as a human rights attorney. His lecture will be followed by a question and answer session.

George Fox University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best National University” and by The Wall Street Journal as the top private college in Oregon. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Oregon, and at teaching centers in Portland and Redmond, Oregon. George Fox offers more than 60 academic programs at the undergraduate level, degree-completion programs for working adults, and 20 masters and doctoral degrees.

Carly Reumann
George Fox University