Multiple Narratives of Israel/Palestine: Or, Can Alan Dershowitz and Steven Salaita Ever Get Along? | Bates College

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Have you ever noticed that some of the loudest voices on Israel/Palestine are also some of the most strident?  Why is it that pro-Israel and pro-Palestine activists often talk past one another, rather than with one another?  This evening, we will look at flashpoints of debate – around academic freedom, pinkwashing, and the conflict in general – from the perspective of multiple narratives.  Can American allies of Israel and/or Palestine understand the narratives of the “other side” in a way that moves conversations forward?   What lessons can we bring from our own successful (and unsuccessful) efforts at respectful dialogue?

 

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