Monday, February 06, 2006

Khaled Abu Toameh talk at UCSC Feb. 16th

The next talk in the Israel Speaker Series at UCSC will be by award winning Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh on Thursday, February 16th at 7:30 pm in the Merrill College Cultural Center.

Toameh, who is senior editor for Palestinian affairs at the Jerusalem Post, NBC News and US News and World Report, will speak about the recent Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections and what it means for Palestinians, Israelis and the future of the region. Toameh was born in the West Bank and began his career writing for al-Fajr, the PLO's official publication. Frustrated by the lack of journalistic freedom under the Palestinian Authority, Toameh went to work for Israeli and foreign news outlets. His articles are often reprinted in dozens of newspapers around the world, and they provide unique, authentic, credible and critical insight into Palestinian affairs.

There will be a dessert reception in the Merrill College Cultural Center immediately following the talk.

This promises to be a timely and important event. Please try to encourage as many people as you can to attend.


Blogger iheartisrael said...

This is going to be excellent. I'm really excited to hear what's going on from someone who is in the mix. He almost cancelled this because he is needed back at work; he's basically the Palestinian correspondent for Jpost, so I'm pretty honored that he's coming to speak for us.

This is important stuff, and an important time...

See you there

Mon Feb 13, 09:38:00 PM 2006  

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