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Discussion on Israel and Palestine War, for library staff & patrons, Nov. 4

  • 1.  Discussion on Israel and Palestine War, for library staff & patrons, Nov. 4

    Posted Oct 30, 2023 06:31 PM

    Discussion on Israel and Palestine War

    Current World Events Discussion Series of American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table

    When:  Saturday, November 4, 2023, 2-3 p.m. E.S.T.

    Who: Open to library staff and their patrons! Organized and facilitated by the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table's Programming Committee

    How: Join us via Zoom, Register Here to attend

    The world has been shocked by the October 7, 2023 massacre of 1,400 mostly Israeli civilians by Hamas, and the subsequent renewed Israeli bombing of Gaza which has led to the death of over 7,000 mostly Palestinian civilians and an intensified blockade that deprives Gaza's population of food, water, fuel and electricity. This carnage has once again brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the fore. What are the roots of this conflict? What is the state of Palestinians in Israel and in the occupied territories? What efforts have been made toward promoting the idea of an independent Palestinian state side by side with Israel, or a binational state of Palestinians and Jews? What have been the barriers to these possible solutions? What are some immediate and long-term solutions to this conflict? What are the regional and global ramifications of this conflict? 

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