Friends of Palestine hosts Anna Baltzer

Anna Baltzer

PERTH — Jewish American author Anna Baltzer spoke to a packed audience of more than 100 people at a forum hosted by Friends of Palestine WA on October 21.

She began by explaining that there were differences between the words "Jewish" (relating to faith or kinship), "Israeli" (relating to citizenship in the state of Israel) and "Zionist" (a political ideology).

Most of her presentation documented the illegal occupation of Palestinian land sponsored by the state of Israel and the effects of that occupation.

Local Zionists attended the forum and asked questions (which were respectfully answered by Baltzer), but they were unable to take away from the impact of her calm but passionate call for justice for Palestinian people.