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Salon duc Tape – Repercussions and Consequences of the Latest War in Israel/Palestine
June 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salon duc Tape – Repercussions and Consequences of the Latest War in Israel/Palestine – June 11th, 2021
What will it take to achieve a political settlement?
The recent fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians ended with a ceasefire that went into effect on Thursday, May 20th. Shortly afterward, the Netanyahu government violated that ceasefire by letting loose vigilantes on the al Aksa Mosque – the third most holy site for Islam – and by continuing its ethnic cleansing and expulsion of Palestinians from the Sheik Jaffer neighborhood of Jerusalem. By so doing, Netanyahu risks the war escalating to a regional level, which he may find preferrable to a genuine political settlement.
At the salon on Friday, June 11th, Ibrahim Kazerooni and Rob Prince will address the question of what it will take to achieve a genuine political settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. Part of their answer will include the need for negotiations between the U.S., Israel, and all of their adversaries – which include Hamas. They note that negotiations don’t mean anything unless you talk to those with whom you are in disagreement.
Kazerooni and Prince have been political commentators on Middle East Affairs at Boulder-based KGNU Hemispheres – Middle East Dialogues now for eleven years. Kazerooni has a joint PhD from the Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Relations. Originally from Najaf, Iraq, he is currently an imam at the Islamic Center of North America in Dearborn, Michigan. Prince is a retired Senior Lecturer of International Affairs at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies. Originally from a large Jewish family in New York City, he lives in Denver, and is currently a senior adviser to the Ethiopian Community of the United States.
Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Northern Colorado Alliance for a Livable Future (NCALF), meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. Salons will continue to be held via Zoom through the end of the first half of 2021. When we return from summer break at the end of August, we intend to move to a hybrid in-person and on-line model. You will need to register in advance for this salon here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information – including a new link – about joining the salon.
Kazerooni and Prince have requested that questions be submitted prior to their presentation. Please send those questions to Sue Ellen Klein by Thursday, June 10th.