Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine is excited to invite the BU and the Greater Boston community to one of the most anticipated events of the semester.
We will be hosting a panel featuring three experienced speakers to spearhead a conversation about the controversial topic of Zionism and its relation to Judaism. The panelists come from unique backgrounds and present their views based on what they've found through their studies and personal experiences. The first half of the event will include introductions, background information, and the perspectives of all three panelists, while the second half will be open to the audience for questions.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Norman Finkelstein is an American political scientist, professor, and author whose primary field of research is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Holocaust. As the son of two Holocaust survivors, and having written his doctoral thesis on Zionism at Princeton University, Finkelstein brings a unique, personal, and academic perspective to the topic. He is the author of 10 books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions.
Lina Morales is an active member of the Boston chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, a national Jewish organization that works towards peace, social justice, and human rights to support the aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination. She began her Palestinian solidarity work after going on a liberal birthright trip to Israel/Palestine in 1998.
Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari, a transgender Rabbi who draws connections between gender liberation and Palestinian liberation, is the Director of the Boston-Area Jewish Education Program and works part time as a prison chaplain. During a trip to Israel/Palestine in 2006, he found himself "unlearning Zionism," an experience that drew him closer to his spirituality and Jewish faith. Years later, he was ordained from the Rabbanical School of Hebrew College, a pluralist college of Jewish studies in Newton Centre, Mass.
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