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|Other Voices: Confronting Settlement Expansion in East Jerusalem|
|Date||Tuesday April 06|
|Time||7:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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Community Media Center
900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto 94303
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center's Free Monthly Forum and TV Show.
Guest Speaker: Joel Beinin - Professor of Middle East History, Stanford University
In a rare public dispute, the United States and Israel have seemingly squared off over the issue of Israel's ever-expanding settlements. When Vice-President Joe Biden visited Israel recently, he was greeted with an Israeli announcement of 1600 new units to be built in East Jerusalem, an area seized by Israel in the 1967 war, setting off a series of diplomatic barbs from both sides.
Meanwhile, out of sight of the headlines, a Palestinian movement to non-violently resist Israeli settlement-building has been steadily growing, in East Jerusalem and elsewhere in Palestine.
On this month's broadcast, we will delve into the question of Israeli settlements and the responses they are evoking, both officially from Washington and more personally from ordinary Palestinians.
Our guest, Joel Beinin, visited the area in December and has been reporting on the Palestinian non-violent resistance movement. (See "Confronting Settlement Expansion in East Jerusalem" at the Middle East Research and Information Project.) Joel Beinin is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University and is recognized as a leading analyst of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
As always, you are an important part of the conversation. Please join as part of the studio audience and bring your own questions and comments. If you are watching from home, call (650) 856-1491 to join the live conversation.