Tuesday, May 23, 2017
7 PM at Temple Chai map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)
Since the Arab Spring started in in 2010, the Arab League became a rehabilitation center for handicapped people – which means that the Arab League has influence or effect on the Arabs. I remember in 1979 during one of the Arab Summit in Beirut, when the King of Morocco said ‘if we the Arabs want to make peace with Israel, we must have to accept Israel as a member of the Arab league…’ The Arabs in that time boycotted Morocco for making such a statement. And today we see improved ties between Israel and the Arabs, not only Egypt and Jordan, but some Gulf states in response to the U.S.-brokered Iran Nuclear deal and in response to the Islamic State.
Bassem Eid is an analyst for Israeli TV and radio and Palestinian human rights activist. His initial focus was on human rights violations committed by Israeli armed forces, but for many years has broadened his research to include human rights violations committed by the Palestinian Authority (PA), and the Palestinian armed forces on their own people. He founded the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group in 1996, although it ceased operations in 2011. He now works as a political analyst for Israeli TV and radio.