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Le Moyne Hosts Talk by Rabbi on Israel and Palestine

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a talk by Rabbi Brian Walt on Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in the Reilley Room, located in Reilly Hall. His talk is titled “From Birmingham to Budrus to Cape Town: American Apartheid, South African Apartheid and the Palestinian struggle for Justice.”

Rabbi Brian Walt recently returned from visiting South Africa and Israel. His talk explores the current political climate in Israel/Palestine from a Jewish perspective, as well as thoughts on how to move forward with a nonviolent strategy. His talk includes comparisons and contrasts between South Africa and Israel. Rabbi Walt previously served as the executive director of Rabbis for Human Rights, North America, and was the founding rabbi of JRF Congregation Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia, Pa.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Middle East Foundation, El Hindi, and co-sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Studies, religious studies and political science departments at Le Moyne. For more information, call (315) 445-4294.

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posted on: 3/27/2013