Friday, May 23 at 7PM
speaking & signing
|The Middle East peace process is a complicated, highly charged issue. In his new book, Josh Ruebner, founder of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel, charts Obama's journey through the process during his terms and investigates the process made on this critical issue.|
|About Shatted Hopes: President Barack Obama's first trip abroad in his second term took him
to Israel and the Palestinian West Bank, where he despondently admitted
to those waiting for words of encouragement, “It is a hard slog to work
through all of these issues.” Contrast this gloomy assessment with
Obama’s optimism on the second day of his first term, when he appointed
former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell as his special envoy for
Middle East peace, boldly asserting that his administration would
“actively and aggressively seek a lasting peace between Israel and the
Palestinians.” How is it that Obama’s active and aggressive search for
progress has become mired in the status quo? Writer and political
analyst Josh Ruebner charts Obama’s journey from optimism to frustration
in the first hard-hitting investigation into why the president failed
to make any progress on this critical issue, and how his unwillingness
to challenge the Israel lobby has shattered hopes for peace.|
JOSH RUEBNER is the National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. He founded and directed Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel, which merged with Jewish Voice for Peace. Ruebner also worked for the Congressional Research Service, a governmental agency providing members of Congress with policy analysis. He lives in Washington, DC.
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