Jessica Montell, Executive Director of the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, came to Duke on September 8, 2013 to speak about her work and B’Tselem’s advocacy in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. B’Tselem documents human rights abuses and provides public education about effective advocacy tools. Her talk centered on the need to bring in human rights considerations into the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and expressed concerns that at times an over-emphasis on the peace process took attention away from pressing human rights issues. Click here to read the Duke Chronicle article about her talk.

Below is a short interview with Ms. Montell describing B’Tselem’s work and the revival of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

 

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