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Myth and Reality: The Jewish Role in US Mideast Policy
Date Tuesday May 24
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Fellowship Hall, Unitarian Church
1924 Cedar Street at Bonita in Berkeley
2 blocks w. of Shattuck Avenue
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorJewish voice for Peace

Myth and Reality: The Jewish Role in US Mideast Policy
A talk by Mitchell Plitnick, the co-director of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)

In his talk about the Jewish community and America's policies regarding Israel and the Palestinians, Plitnick will explore the role anti-Semitism plays in public perceptions of Jewish power, as well as ways the charge of anti-Semitism is used to stifle criticism of Israel.

Plitnick will also discuss the key players who formulate US foreign policy, including major American Jewish groups and their allies. He will offer critiques of polarized views that Israel is either the tail wagging the dog or vice versa, and will analyze the recent rise of neo-conservatism and the scandal around the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Co-sponsored by: Global Exchange, American Friends' Service Committee, Jews for a Free Palestine, and N.CAL ISM Support Group

$5 - 20 sliding scale,
no one turned away
Wheelchair accessible
Added to the calendar on Saturday May 14th, 2005 10:49 PM

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