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IU Northwest Student Muslim Association to host ‘Life in Occupied Palestine’ with author Anna Baltzer on April 23

Jewish-American Fulbright scholar, humanitarian worker will present documentation of life and conditions in Palestine’s West Bank

On Thursday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m., the Student Muslim Association at Indiana University Northwest will host the presentation “Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories & Photos,” by noted Jewish-American author, Fulbright scholar and human rights worker Anna Baltzer. Baltzer will discuss her firsthand experiences working in Palestine’s West Bank. This free event will take place in the Library Conference Center Room 105.

Baltzer is author of the book “Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories.” She will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase at the event.

A graduate of Columbia University, Baltzer is the granddaughter of Holocaust refugees and an international human rights worker who spent eight months in Palestine with International Women’s Peace Service. She will provide photos and other documentation of conditions in the West Bank. Her presentation will cover checkpoints, settlements, Israeli activism, the 1948 war and its refugees, censorship, the Separation Wall, nonviolent demonstrations, and much more.

For more information about Anna Baltzer, visit

This free presentation on April 23 is open to IU Northwest students, faculty and staff, and the community.



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