Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Perspective from a Palestinian Human Rights and Anti-BDS Advocate,
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg invites you to attend the first program in our 2016 speaker series, featuring Bassem Eid.
“Bassem Eid is a Jerusalem-based political analyst, human rights pioneer and expert commentator in Arab and Palestinian affairs.”
Bassem Eid 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. Bassem Eid spent the first 33 years of his life in Shuafat. He rose to prominence during the first Intifada, the Palestinian uprising, and was a senior field researcher for B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. In 1996, he founded the Jerusalem based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group. In 2016, Bassem assumed the role of chairman of the Center for Near East Policy Research.
See Bassem Eid’s full biography
This program is sponsored by the JFGH CRC Israel Education Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania.
Under the leadership of Julie Wright Halbert, Esq., our region’s Community Relations Council (CRC) addresses critical issues locally, nationally, and internationally. The CRC works with representatives from the Greater Harrisburg community to proactively and reactively deal with issues seeking guidance from the Jewish Council of Public Affairs (JCPA) and input from our members. Every affiliated organization in the Greater Harrisburg community has a representative member of the CRC.