Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Your Call 050708 Divided Historical Memory -- A look at the Arab-Israeli war of 1948

Can there be peace between peoples who have such a radically different interpretation of a key moment in their shared history? The war of 1948 has forever shaped the middle east. What do you know about it? On the next Your Call, we'll hear personal stories from survivors from both sides of the conflict. Can getting at the truth of past national conflicts help move both sides toward peace? 60 years later, how can we move towards solutions? It's Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Dr. Ghada Karmi is an author along with being research fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University, and a former consultant to the Palestinian Authority. She was born in Jerusalem but in 1948 was forced along with her family to relocate to London.

Uri Averny is a journalist and author who fought in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. He is also the founder of Gush Shalom, a peace organization based in Israel.

Zeev Maoz is an author and professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. He is also director of their International Relations Program.

Event: “Remembering 1948.” Sat., May 31, 7:30pm. (Doors open at 7pm). Personal narratives by Jews and Palestinians about the establishment of the State of Israel, experienced as a liberatory event by many Jews in the wake of the holocaust, and also experienced as a national catastrophe or Nakba by Palestinians. Co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace and Kehilla. Held at 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA.

Click to Listen: Divided Historical Memory -- A look at the Arab-Israeli war of 1948