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Wednesday, 08 May 2024 15:08

Speaker to Probe Roots of Current Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By John Kaufmann | Saratoga Springs Politics

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Dr. Aaron Berman

Public Talk On the Israeli/Palestinian Crisis

Dr. Aaron Berman to speak on the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  Dr. Berman is a professor emeritus of history at Hampshire College.  Dr. Berman has written extensively on the modern history of Jews and oppression.  He is the author of the book Nazism, the Jews and American Zionism: 1933-1948.  Among his other writings are reviews of Frank W. Brecher, Reluctant Ally: United States Foreign Policy Toward the Jews from Wilson to Roosevelt and “American Zionists, the Drive for a Jewish Commonwealth and the Holocaust,” Holocaust Studies Annual I (1983). 

Dr. Berman will focus on the pre-October 7, 2024 events.   

John Kaufmann, who is organizing the talk, observed that “many of us are devastated by the violence of the Hamas raid in October and by the violence of the Israeli state in response to that attack.  The central question for us is where this catastrophe came from?” Rather than focusing on the current events, Dr. Berman will discuss how the conflict between the two peoples attempting to share the same space came to this point. 

The talk will occur on May 13, 2024, at the Methodist Church on Hemming Road, Saratoga Springs, at 7:00 PM.  All are welcome. 

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