Explore an insider’s view on the Palestinian leadership and prospects for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at this Israel360 event co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland.
Eid Bassem is a Jerusalem-based political analyst, human rights pioneer and an expert commentator in Arab and Palestinian affairs. He was born in the Jordanian-occupied Old City in East Jerusalem, whose place of residence became the United Nations Refugee Works Agency (UNRWA) refugee camp of Shuafat.
In 1996, he founded the Jerusalem based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group. In 2016, Mr. Bassem assumed the role of chairman of the Center for Near East Policy Research.
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel has awarded Mr. Bassam its Emil Gruenzweig Memorial Award. He is also the recipient of the Robert S. Litvak Human Rights Memorial Award granted by the McGill University Faculty of Law and the International Human Rights Advocacy Center, Inter Amicus; the International Activist Award given by the Gleitsman Foundation, USA; and the award of Italy’s Informazione Senza Frontiere (Information without Boundaries). In 2009, a book, Next Founders, profiled him as the leading Palestinian human rights activist.
Bassem Eid is on a StandWithUs speaker tour with several stops in Oregon:
Eid begins his Oregon tour speaking to classes at Lewis & Clark University on March 11.
On March 12 he will present a public program as part of the Israel360 program at Congregation Neveh Shalom. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is co-sponsoring this 7 pm talk on “Internal Palestinian Politics and Conflict: An Insider’s View on the Palestinian leadership and the prospects for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
On March 13, he will speak at 6:30 pm on “Where Are We Now? Prospects for Peace and the Two-State Solution?” at Temple Beth Israel in Eugene.
On March 14, he will speak on “The Real Effects of BDS” at Oregon State University. The talk is at the Memorial Union, Room 109 at 6 pm.
For details on any of the talks, email firstname.lastname@example.org.