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Weinstein to moderate panel discussion on peace in the Middle East
, the Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law at the College of Law, will moderate a panel discussion, “Achieving Security and Peace in the Middle East: A Diversity of Jewish Voices,” on Sunday, Oct. 30.
The event, sponsored by Voices for Middle East Understanding, will begin at 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of Armstrong Hall. Parking is available in the visitor's lot of the Rural Road parking structure. Click here for a
, whose grandfather signed the Israeli Declaration of Independence, and whose father, Israeli war hero Gen. Matti Peled, called for establishing a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Miko Peled, an outspoken critic of Israeli government policy, is the author of a forthcoming book,
The General’s Son
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche
, head Rabbi at Congregation Beth Tefillah in Scottsdale. He is a respected rabbinic figure, a sought-after lecturer and author of many essays on the Jewish faith, mysticism and social-criticism. Through his many writings and solidarity actions, Rabbi Allouche is known for his unapologetic support of Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.
a Blackhawk helicopter pilot for the IDF, who opted to become a refusnik and authored the Pilots’ Letter in 2003. Shapira co-founded Combatants for Peace and is now with Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.
, who lived in Israel for 10 years, has a degree in Jewish History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Sper, author of
The Future of Israel
, speaks in defense of Israel and asserts that Israel must resume a commitment of accumulation of Jewish power.
Dalit Baum, Ph.D.
, a feminist author who teaches courses on militarism and the global economy from a feminist perspective at Haifa University. In the U.S. activist-in-residence with Global Exchange this year, Baum is also an activist with the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel and a founder of Who Profits from the Occupation.
, assistant professor at ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Science. Ron has published articles on the role of public participation and deliberation in peace processes. Born in a kibbutz and raised in Haifa, he also served in the IDF between the first infitada and the end of the first Gulf War.
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