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Violence in Jerusalem and America’s Response: A Conversation with Lara Friedman
October 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join J Street UNC in a conversation with Lara Friedman about the recent uptick in violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Lara Friedman is Director of Policy and Government Relations for Americans for Peace Now. We will discuss the roots of this cycle of violence, prospects for a more hopeful future, and what Americans can do to bring about change. In particular, we will be focusing in on the issue of settlements and the consequences of the erasure of the green line (the 1967 armistice lines generally considered to be the border of a future Palestinian state) from American and Israeli discourse. As a leading authority on US foreign policy in the Middle East, Israeli settlements policy, and Jerusalem, Ms. Friedman frequently meets and briefs Members of Congress, US Administration officials, foreign diplomats, and other members of the foreign policy community. She is a frequent resource for journalists and policymakers, and regularly publishes opinion and analysis pieces in the US and Israeli press. A former Foreign Service Officer, she served in Jerusalem, Washington, Tunis and Beirut, and is fluent in French, Spanish, and Arabic. Please contact Brooke Davies, president of J Street UNC, for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Co-sponsored by J Street UNC; UNC Hillel; Department of Public Policy; Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense; Center for Global Initiatives; and Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.