"Don't Say We Did Not Know"

Israeli Peace Activist Amos Gvirtz tours US AND CANADA

APRil 7 - MAY 3, 2015

Israeli peace activist and author Amos Gvirtz is set to tour North America from April 3 - May 4 to discuss his new book, “Don’t Say We Did Not Know,” to be published in Hebrew in April.    He is touring at the invitation of Rebuilding Alliance and thirty peace and justice groups in the United States and Canada.

Amos Gvirtz and friend Aziz show Amos's new book, to be published in Hebrew in April. Aziz is one of the residents of El Araqib village in the Negev, which has been demolished over 80 times. 

Amos Gvirtz and friend Aziz show Amos's new book, to be published in Hebrew in April. Aziz is one of the residents of El Araqib village in the Negev, which has been demolished over 80 times. 

Amos Gvirtz has developed an international audience with his “Don’t Say We Did Not Know” weekly emails about unpublicized incidents, events, and government actions affecting the Palestinian and Bedouin communities in Israel and Palestine.  A life-long pacifist and Israeli peace activist, he is a longtime member of the International Fellowship of Reconcilliation (IFOR) and part of the Negev Coexistance Forum for Civil Equality.  His newly-published book, “Don’t Say We Did Not Know” is based on the moral questions Israelis must face today and the reasons people don’t want to know about the crimes being committed. He will describe the difficulties human rights and peace organizations face along with the history of their successes, examining both the nonviolent approach and the risks Occupation presents for the future existence of Israel.

tour schedule:


4/7 - Toronto, Canada: 7:00 pm - Beit Zatoun: 612 Markham St. @ Bathurst Subway - 


4/9 - Holland, Michigan: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Hope College

4/9 - Allendale, Michigan: 6:00pm - 7:30pm - Grand Valley University 

4/11 - Goshen College (Morning)

4/12 - Rockford, Illinois: 10:00am - Emmanuel Lutheran Church

4/12 - Rockford, Illinois: 4:00pm - Muslim Association of Greater Rockford

East coast:

4/13 - New York City, New York:  7:00 pm West Park Presbyterian Church (Upper West Side), 

4/15 - New York City, New York: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Church Center for the United Nations - 777 UN Plaza, NY NY 10017

4/16 - Paterson, NJ: Palestinian American Community Center 8pm

West coast:

4/18 - Palo Alto, California: 6:00pm - 9:00pm - First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Benefit Dinner: Backpack Kits for Gaza's Neediest Children

4/19 - Berkeley California: Evening meeting with the Network of Spiritual Progressives

4/20 - Petaluma, California:  Visit with Michael Nagler at the Metta Center for Nonviolence

4/21 - Walnut Creek, California: 1:00 - 3:00pm - Rossmoor "Voices for Justice in Palestine"

4/22 - Berkeley, California: 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Life Interview on KPFA "Flashpoints" Program (Listen to the interview here: https://kpfa.org/episode/flashpoints-april-21-2015/)

4/22 - Davis, California: 12:00pm - UC Davis, Students for Justice in Palestine

4/22 - Sacramento, CA: 7:00pm - Southside Park Cohousing Common House

PaciFic NorthWest:

4/23 - Corvallis, Oregon: 7:00pm - Corvallis Friends Meeting House

4/24 - 4/25 - Vancouver Conference: Overcoming Christian Zionism in the Quest for Justice Workshop to be presented by Amos Gvirtz

4/26 - Vancouver, British Columbia: 7:00pm - Vancouver Friends Meeting House (Quaker)

4/27 - Nanaimo, Vancouver Island: 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Brechin United Church

4/27 - Victoria, Vancouver Island: 7:00pm - Cadboro Bay United Church

4/28 - Duncan, Vancouver Island: 7:00pm - Duncan United Church

4/29 - Seattle, Washington: 7:00pm - St. Mark's Cathedral - Skinner Hall: 10th Ave. East

4/30 - Olympia, Washington: Koinonia Hall of First Christian's Church (701 Franklin St. SE
Olympia, WA 98507) 7:00 - 9:00pm, sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Foundation


5/3 - Kalamazoo, Michigan 3:00pm - Friends Meetinghouse

5/3 - Grand Rapids, Michigan: 7:00pm - Plymouth United Church of Christ