The Brecht Forum and Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism present “Resolving the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict: Why One Democratic State Is the Best Solution,” with featured speakers: Joel Kovel & Norton Mezvinsky, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Brecht Forum, 51 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets, New York, NY 10014 – Phone: (212) 242-4201. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Professors Joel Kovel and Norton Mezvinsky as each presents his respective argument for a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Kovel will argue that a two-state solution cannot solve the conflict, because it continues the Jewish ethno-chauvinism that lies at the core of Zionism.
Mezvinsky will propose that a democratic and just two-state solution is highly unlikely to occur and that the presently constructed one state can and must be changed by an emphasis upon and implementation of fair and equal human rights for all inhabitants of the state.
Discussion to follow.
Dr. Joel Kovel, formerly Alger Hiss Chair of Social Studies, Bard College, is the author of Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, and White Racism: A Psychohistory. He is editor-in-chief of Capitalism Nature Socialism.
Dr. Norton Mezvinsky is Distinguished University Professor of History, Emeritus, at Connecticut State University and President of the International Council for Middle East Studies. He is co-author, with Israel Shahak, of Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel and an editor of Anti-Zionism: Analytical Reflections.
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