Date(s) - Friday, October 30, 2009 - Saturday, October 31, 2009
1944 E Allen Rd
Ner Tamid in Tucson will be hosting Gershon Baskin October 30-31 with a series of learning opportunities that are not to be missed! Participants will hear about the IPCRI and find out about pathways to peace in Jerusalem from someone who is working on the ground. The events are co-sponsored by PeaceWalk Tucson.
Gershon Baskin initiated the founding of IPCRI in 1988 following ten years in the field of Jewish-Arab relations within Israel, at Interns for Peace, the Ministry of Education and Executive Director of the Institute for Education for Jewish-Arab Coexistence. Gershon has published books and hundreds of articles in the Hebrew, English and Arabic press about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict including: A Model Interim Agreement, Aspects of Internal Security in During the Interim Period, The Future of Jerusalem, How to Conduct Business in the Palestinian Territories, The Future of the Israeli Settlements in Final Status Negotiation, and more. Gershon meets regularly with Israeli and Palestinian policy makers as well as international diplomats and organizations. Gershon was a member of the Jerusalem Experts Committee established by the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office during the Final Status Negotiations in 2000-2001.
IPCRI is a joint institution of Israelis and Palestinians dedicated to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of “two-states for two peoples” solution. IPCRI recognizes the “two-states for two peoples” solution as the ultimate fulfillment of the national strategic and security interests of the two peoples. IPCRI therefore recognizes the rights of the Jewish people and the
Palestinian people to fulfill their national interests within the framework of achieving national self-determination within their own states and by establishing peaceful relations between two democratic states living side-by-side.
Dr. Baskin’s schedule includes Friday Noon prayers at the Islamic Center of Tucson (ICT).
Shabbat activities at Ner Tamid include: Friday night 6:15 PM Dinner and 7:30 Shabbat Services including a talk by Gershon; 10 AM morning services followed by a light lunch and a 1 PM class. Shabbat events with Ner Tamid are free and open to the public, but donations will be thankfully accepted for Gershon and his work with IPCRI.
A dinner and reception, for which reservations are required is on Saturday at 5:45 PM: Donor/Sponsor Reception; Saturday 6:30 PM: Dinner: $26 donation
All Ner Tamid events, the reception and dinner are at the LODGE: 1944 E Allen.
For more information and reservations, please contact: Rabbi Shafir Lobb 520-247-4741 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please also contact Rabbi Lobb to arrange other meetings with Gershon.