Date(s) - Sunday, October 25, 2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael
1510 5th Ave
Gershon Baskin, who co-founded the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information with a Palestinian colleague, will be in the North Bay to discuss the think tank’s work and present its plan for a viable, democratic and peaceful two-state solution to the conflict in the Middle East.
Baskin’s San Rafael talk will take place 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, 1510 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. The event is sponsored by From Here to Peace.
From Here to Peace believes that the rights of national self-determination of both populations–Jews and Arabs–are best served by the existence of two states, a Jewish state of Israel and an Arab state of Palestine, side by side in peace and security.
Baskin believes in order for peace to be achieved, a new approach is necessary. In an Oct. 12 op-ed in the Jerusalem Post, he suggested that a “lose-lose” scenario is more likely to produce the desired results. “Both sides must feel the pain of the settlement,” he wrote. “No peace arrangement will be acceptable if one side perceives that the other is coming out the winner.”
The Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information, composed equally of Israelis and Palestinians, is devoted to developing practical solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Following the presentation there will be a Q&A moderated by Pastor Liza Klein.
For more information on Baskin’s talks, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 472-5128.
Sponsored by From Here to Peace