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I Met a Man in Jenin Closing (Theater and Galleries) Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays. Continues through Feb. 6 2014

Noah Lepawsky, a 28-year-old Canadian Jew, spent seven weeks in Israel in 2005. Though he visited Jerusalem and bought some overpriced souvenirs, he wasn't there to admire the scenery or get in touch with his heritage. Instead, as a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement, he traveled around the West Bank, living with Palestinians and joining in nonviolent protests against Israeli occupation. In this hour-long monologue, he bears witness to what he saw: Young Palestinian boys getting shot. American-born settlers harassing Palestinians who have lived in their village for generations. How it feels to be teargassed for protesting the construction of a wall that will separate the occupied territories from Israel. Also, how the Israeli soldiers look like scared teenagers. But Lepawsky's sympathies are clear. How many Israelis, he asks, have been killed by rocks thrown by Palestinian teenagers? —Aimee Levitt

Price: $12-$15

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