Lecturer to discuss peace in Israel, Palestine

October 18, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Samantha Watson

On Sunday, Oct. 21, The University of Toledo community will have the chance to learn about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of a Jewish-American.


At 6 p.m. in the Richard & Jane McQuade Law Center Auditorium, Dr. Mark Braverman, activist and author, will give a talk titled “The Path to Peace in Israel/Palestine: A Jewish-American’s Journey.”

Braverman’s grandfather, a fifth-generation Palestinian Jew, emigrated from Jerusalem to the United States as a young man. Braverman was raised in the Jewish tradition and devoted himself full time to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after returning to Jerusalem in 2006 and witnessing the occupation of Palestine firsthand.

He is the author of Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land (2010).

Braverman is co-founder and executive director of Friends of Tent of Nations North America and part of such organizations as the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace and American Jews for a Just Peace.

This free, public event is endorsed by Pax Christi, Corpus Christi University Parish; Sisters of St. Francis, Tiffin, Ohio; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Toledo; Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Chicago; and Project Peace.

The talk will be co-hosted by UT Students for Justice in Palestine and the Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition.

After the discussion, refreshments will be served and Braverman will sign books.

For more information, contact the UT Students for Justice in Palestine at utoledosjp@gmail.com.

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