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Film and discussion offers ways to take action for Middle East peace

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – Now 18 years after the events of September 11, 2001, religious tensions remain high throughout the Middle East and around the world. Locally, faith groups are coming together for a film event and discussion at the La Crosse Library.

The film, Imprisoning a Generation, tells the story of four Palestinian children under the age of 14 who have gone through the brutal Israeli military court system. Bob Goonin with Jewish Voice for Peace said this film highlights a human rights problem. The film illustrates how soldiers take the kids from families at gunpoint and try them without representation for suspicion of minor crimes.

“Can you imagine that happening to a family in the La Crosse area?” Goonin said.

The film and discussion will take place at the La Crosse Library on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Doors open at 5:30 with Middle Eastern refreshments served. The film will be shown at 6 with a discussion to follow. Goonin said the talk will offer actionable steps toward how local people can help heal the situation.

Dustin Luecke

Dustin Luecke anchors News 19 Daybreak weekday mornings.

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