A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from a Progressive Zionist Perspective
7-9 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 12 and 26, Feb. 9 and 23
Meeting ID: 832 3241 5695
In this 4-part series, Rabbi Maurice Harris, Israel Affairs Specialist, Reconstructing Judaism, presents a comprehensive overview of how Jews came into being as a nation in the ancient Land of Israel, how their many centuries of exile affected their relationship to that land, and how modern Zionism developed into a successful state-building movement culminating in the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948. The series also unpacks the major components of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, taking care to honor both Palestinian narratives and Israeli narratives of what happened and continues to happen. Side by side, the course attempts to describe and humanize the narrative of dispossession, resistance, and creative resilience of the Palestinians alongside the narrative of survival, return, and cultural renewal of Jewish Israelis.
Free. All are welcome. FFI: contact [email protected] or 612-247-5490