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Israel and Palestine Beyond the Israel-Hamas War

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the Watson Institute, the Program in Judaic Studies, Gershon Baskin, and Samer Sinijlawi for this discussion on Israel and Palestine Beyond the Israel-Hamas War, moderated by Professor David C. Jacobson Gershon Baskin is a political and social entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to peace between Israel and its neighbors. He was the founder of the Israeli Palestinian Public Policy Institute and is the Co-Director of the Holy Land Bond, which is dedicated to supporting the path to a shared society in Israel and peaceful relations between Israel and Palestine. He is involved in research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, environmental security, political strategy, peace education, economics, and culture. Samer Sinijlawi is a Palestinian political activist born and living in East Jerusalem. He is the founding chairman of the Jerusalem Development Fund, a public corporation aiming to facilitate the development of Jerusalem by encouraging and sponsoring megaprojects in the city, such as housing projects, hotels, commercial centers, and educational institutions. He is also the chairman and major shareholder of Group Alfasit, a regional energy investment group. Gershon Baskin and Samer Sinijlawi recently co-authored an op-ed column, “The Necessary Peace—The Peace of No Choice” See the listing of other current events on Israel-Gaza here. (https://home.watson.brown.edu/news/2023-10-18/current-events-israel-and-gaza) FOR BROWN STUDENTS ONLY: Following the 4:00-5:30 panel, Brown students are invited for an informal conversation with Gershon Baskin and Samer Sinijlawi on current events in Israel-Gaza at 5:30-7:00 pm in the Leung conference room, 280 Brook Street immediately following the lecture. Please register here. (https://forms.gle/NbLE1ET1Y5UdQbBV7)

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Stephen Robert ’62 Hall
280 Brook St
Providence, RI United States