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Inequality in the Holy City: Palestinians, Jews, and Jerusalem
Inequality in the Holy City: Palestinians, Jews, and Jerusalem

Partners for a Progressive Israel invites you to join our webinar
Conversations with Isreal and Palestine. On Wednesday, December 5 @12:30PM
EST: Inequality in the Holy City - Palestinians, Jews, and Jerusalem with
Aziz Abu Sarah - recent mayoral candidate for Al-Quds Lana (`Our Jerusalem`)
and Gershon Baskin - longtime peace activist, author, public speaker, and
Jerusalemite. Modreator: Hillel Schenker, Co-editor of the Palestine-Israel
Journal. This online discussion can be accessed via your computer or by



Aziz Abu Sarah is an entrepreneur, speaker, peace builder and author. He is
a National Geographic Explorer and a TED Fellow. In 2009, Aziz co-founded
MEJDI Tours, a cultural exploration vehicle for an ever-changing travel
market. He is a seasoned tourism professional with over a decade of
experience in the industry. In 2014, he gave a TED Talk about his vision for
redefining tourism. You can view the talk here. Aziz has spoken at
countless of international organizations and universities, including
The United Nations, Nexus, TED, BMW, European Parliament, Georgetown, Yale
and Harvard. He has published articles in The New York Times, National
Geographic, TED, Haaretz, the Jerusalem Post and others and regularly
analysis for CNN, Fox, and Aljazeera among others. Aziz is the recipient of
the Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East from the Institute of
International Education, the European Parliaments Silver Rose Award, the
Eisenhower Medallion, and the Eliav-Sartawi Award for his Middle Eastern
Journalism. He was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the
World by the Royal Strategic Centre in Jordan for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
and 2014. He won the Intercultural innovation award from the UN Alliance of
Civilizations and the BMW Group. He was also recognized by
UNSG Ban Ki Moon for his work in peace building.

Gershon Baskin, Ph.D., is the founding Co-Chairman of IPCRI, the Israel
Palestine Center for Research and Information, a columnist for The Jerusalem
Post and the initiator and negotiator of the secret back channel for the
release of Gilad Schalit. Baskin served as an outside adviser on the peace
process to late prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and on a Jerusalem experts
committee under former Prime Minister Ehud Barak. He was the first civil
servant in Israel responsible for Jewish-Arab relations in Israel, working
in the Ministry of Education under Zvulen Hammer, and as the founder and
director of the Institute for Education for Jewish-Arab Coexistence. Baskin
is a graduate of the Young Judaea movement. He made aliya from New York in
1978 and lives in Jerusalem. His latest book, In Pursuit of Peace in Israel
and Palestine, was published by Vanderbilt University Press.

Hill Schenker is co-editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal. He was as an
editor of New Outlook, the Israeli peace monthly and has written for The
Guardian, The Nation, Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, Tikkun, Israel
Horizons, In These Times, and the Israeli press. Schenker is a co-founder of
the Peace Now movement, served for many years as spokesperson for the
Israeli branch of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
and is an International Advisory Board member of the Global Majority
center for non-violent conflict resolution.

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