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Bassem Eid: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict


October 13, 2017

Bassem Eid

Chabad of Greater Orlando and Altamonte Springs and AIPAC jointly present Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid on Oct. 29, 7 p.m., at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park.

The evening discussion will be centered on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from Eid's point of view.

"We are thrilled to have Baseem Eid here to speak," said Rabbi Mendy Bronstein. "He calls it like it is as he shares his refreshing perspective, with such honesty, on this difficult issue."

Jerusalem-based political analyst, human rights pioneer and expert commentator, Eid was born in Jordanian-controlled East Jerusalem and grew up in the United Nations Refugee Works Agency refugee camp of Shuafat.

Eid has a balanced view of human rights concerns in Israel. He has had an extensive career as a Palestinian human rights activitist, initially focusing on human rights violations committed by the Israeli armed forces. He broadened his research to include human rights violations committed by the Palestinian Authority on their own people. Currently, he is a political analyst for Israeli TV and radio, and is an outspoken critic of the BDS movement.

Tickets are $20, with an early bird special of $18 if purchased before Oct. 22; free for students with student ID; Sponsors, 4180/ $360/ $540, which includes 2 tickets and VIP reception prior to the event and held in a private home.

The Alfond Inn is located at 300 E New England Ave., Winter Park.

For more information or to RSVP, visit http://www.jewishaltamonte.com/israel or call 407-280-0535.


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