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Anna Baltzer is a Jewish-American Columbia graduate, former-Fulbright scholar, the granddaughter of Holocaust refugees, and an award-winning lecturer, author, and activist for Palestinian rights. As a volunteer with the International Women's Peace Service in the West Bank, Baltzer documented human rights abuses and supported Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance to the Occupation. Baltzer has appeared on television more than 100 times (including most recently "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," where she appeared alongside Palestinian presidential candidate and nonviolence leader Dr. Mustafa Barghouti) and lectured at more than 400 universities, schools, churches, mosques, and synagogues around the world with her acclaimed presentation, "Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories & Photos," and her full-color book, "Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories." In 2009, Baltzer received the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee's prestigious Annual Rachel Corrie Peace & Justice Award and a Certificate of Commendation from the Governor of Wisconsin for her commitment to justice in the Holy Land. She is a contributor to four upcoming books on the subject and serves on the Middle East committee of the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom and the Board of Directors of The Research Journalism Institute, Grassroots Jerusalem, and NewPolicy.org. For information about Baltzer's book, DVD, speaking tours, and eyewitness reports, visit her website.
SHARE Friday, October 15, 2010 Palestinians "come second" at Peace Talks
The complexities of the conflicts between Israel & Palestine are mind boggling. American journalists & media personalities seems to have a genius for make it even worse.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Indigenous resistance: from Colombia to Palestine
One of the ONLY effective ways to bring about real change is indigenous, militant resistance to U.S. aggression. The people who need to understand the importance of this most are Americans.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, June 7, 2010 The Aftermath of the Flotilla
Israel can spin their attack on the Gaza flotilla all they like, it was a deliberate calculated attack which is turning out to be a PR disaster.
(8 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 17, 2009 Break the Siege of Gaza
On Christmas Day every conservative American Christian should be asking themselves this question: Would Jesus be OK with an 114 billion dollar gift in direct aid to Israel while they are busy killing his cousins?