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Renowned Israeli Scholar Ilan Pappé to Tour Canada
anadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is pleased to announce that it is hosting a Canadian tour by renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappé from April 30 to May 5.
Dr. Pappé, a professor at the University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (UK), is currently Director of Europe’s first Centre for Palestine Studies, housed within the Institute.
He is a specialist in 20th Century ethno-politics and the author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and nine other books.
The tour, entitled “The False Paradigm of Peace: Revisiting the Palestine Question,” will offer Canadians a fresh perspective on the prerequisites for a durable, just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Dr. Pappé will discuss the reasons behind the decades of failed negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, and what the future has in hold for both peoples.
Monday April 30 7:30 pm Montreal McGill
Tuesday May 1 7:30 pm Ottawa University of Ottawa
Wednesday May 2 7:00 pm Toronto University of Toronto
Thursday May 3 7:30 pm London London Public Library
Friday May 4 7:30 pm Calgary University of Calgary
Saturday May 5 12:00 pm Victoria University of Victoria
Saturday May 5 7:00 pm Vancouver Vancouver Public Library
“Dr. Pappé’s visit is a great opportunity to re-invigorate debate in Canada on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” says CJPME President Thomas Woodley.
As a highly respected Israeli historian who has become an expert on the plight of the Palestinians, CJPME believes that Dr. Pappé will provide important fresh insights into the Middle East conflict during his visit.
Dr. Pappé was born in Haifa, Israel in 1954 to German-Jewish refugees who had fled Nazi persecution in the 1930s. After graduating from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he obtained his PhD from Oxford in 1984. Subsequently, he was a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa (1984–2007) and chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian and Israeli Studies in Haifa (2000–2008).
He is one of Israel’s leading “New Historians” — academics whose analysis of Israeli and Palestinian history takes into account information revealed in British and Israeli government documents released only in the early 1980s.
About CJPME – Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is a non-profit and secular organization bringing together men and women of all backgrounds who labour to see justice and peace take root again in the Middle East. Its mission is to empower decision-makers to view all sides with fairness and to promote the equitable and sustainable development of the region.
For more information, please contact Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East www.cjpme.org
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