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Monday, June 10 • 10:45am - 11:45am
The Palestinian citizens of Israel: How to confront the reality of a Jewish nation-state with a large Palestinian-Arab minority

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This session will look at the dilemma of how the State of Israel can be both democratic and nation state of the Jewish people with a 21% Palestinian Arab minority within its borders. We will look at issues of democracy and its principles, Zionism and the Jewish nature of the State of Israel, the legal issues of equality under the law, and the challenges of confronting collective national rights of the Palestinian minority. This is guaranteed to be a lively and compelling discussion.

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Gershon Baskin

Gershon Baskin was the initiator and the person responsible for the secret back-channel between Israel and Hamas negotiating the release of Israeli abducted soldier Gilad Shalit. Gershon is the founder and co-chairman of the Israel/Palestine Centre for Research and Information (IPCRI), a joint Israeli - Palestinian public-policy think and “do”-tank located in Jerusalem. He served as an advisor on the Israeli - Palestinian peace... Read More →

Monday June 10, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Engineering Building Room G1

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