Mitchell Plitnick: A Post-Election Analysis: US Policy and the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Wednesday, November 10th 2004 7 PM
Oak Park, Illinois
Mitchell Plitnick is Director of Education and Policy for Jewish Voice for Peace, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. JVP
(www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org) is the largest Jewish peace organization of its kind in the US. Plitnick is an editor of Jewish Peace News; his articles have appeared in many publications, including Jewish Currents, Outlook, the UN Observer, Israel Insider, the San Francisco Chronicle, Znet
and many others. Mitchell was born in New York City, raised an Orthodox Jew and educated in Yeshiva. He has been fascinated by and engaged in study of Israeli and Jewish history since he was a child. Mitchell comes from a community which supports much of the radical Israeli right, giving him a unique and rounded perspective and understanding of a wide spectrum of views on Israel. Mitchell graduated with honors from UC Berkeley in Middle
Eastern Studies, having written an honors thesis on Israeli and Jewish historiography.
About the series: "Building a Just Peace: Important Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" is a community education and dialog series that runs from September 2004 through April 2005. The series will bring eight distinguished speakers to Chicago-area audiences, including Rashid Khalidi, Hidaya Said Najmi, Marianne Albina, Gila Svirsky, Mitchell Plitnick, Ali Abunimah, Norman Finkelstein, and Alisa Klein. For up-to-date
information on event times and locations, please call or visit our website. All events are subject to change. Speakers do not necessarily represent the views of CJPIP.
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