Thursday, March 16, 2006

Khaled Abu Toameh at UCSC to air on Community TV

March 29, 2006 at 9PM
March 31, 2006 at 10PM
and a third time on April 2, 2006 at 10PM

All shows will be on Channel 27.

“A Palestinian state is against the interests of the Palestinians. It would become another poor, underdeveloped country.”. He said the territory encompassing Israel, the West Bank and Gaza is so small that it can’t realistically be divided.

“A bi-national state won’t work either. You can’t have two warring peoples and cultures living in a single state. Maybe a confederation with Jordan is possible, but the Jordanians don’t want it.”

“There is no solution. We’re left in a vicious circle. You can only manage the conflict. That’s all we can do. Everlasting peace won’t happen, but a long-term ceasefire is possible.” ---Abu Toameh

Toameh lives in French Hill, a largely Jewish neighbourhood in east Jerusalem built after 1967. He was born in the West Bank town of Tulkarm, but his father was an Israeli citizen.Toameh is a consultant for news organizations such as NBC News and Danish and Swedish TV, and is also a film producer specializing in Palestinian topics. He wrote for Al Fajr, a PLO-owned paper in Jerusalem, in the 1980s, and has written for the Globe and Mail. He joined the Post several years ago.

Those who missed his speech at UCSC, have an opportunity to hear him, and can tape the shows if they would like a copy.


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