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Monday, 13 May 2024 10:33

Program on Israel/Palestine Conflict Tonight

By John Kaufmann | Saratoga Springs Politics

For Immediate Release

A Public Speaking Event On The Israeli/Gaza Crisis

Dr. Aaron Berman to speak on the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  Dr. Berman is professor emeritus of history of 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 writing 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 be focus on the pre-October 7, 2024 events.  

John Kaufmann who has organized 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.  For us, the central question is where did this catastrophe come from?” Rather than focusing on the current events, Dr. Berman will be discussing how the conflict between the two peoples attempting to share the same space came to this point.

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

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