Thursday, February 11, 2010

Book signing/discussion: Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire

Saturday, Feb. 20, 12 p.m.

Richard Becker
Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire.

ANSWER Coalition office
2295 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Ground Floor

... Richard Becker, ANSWER's Western Regional Coordinator, will be in New York City to speak about his new book Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire. Becker is a noted writer and commentator on Middle East affairs. He led fact-finding delegations to Palestine in 2000 and 2002, delivering medicine to Palestinian hospitals. Becker helped produce the video Palestine Fights for Freedom (2002) based on his experiences.

Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire provides a sharp analysis of historic and current events in the struggle for Palestine—from the division of the Middle East by Western powers and the Zionist settler movement, to the founding of Israel and its regional role as a watchdog for U.S. interests, to present-day conflicts and the prospects for a just resolution.

The book’s narrative is firmly rooted in the politics of Palestinian liberation, and is a necessary introduction to the heroic efforts of the Palestinian people to achieve justice in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

In addition to the Saturday, Feb. 20 event in the ANSWER office in Harlem, Becker will be speaking at the following New York City locations:

Feb. 22: City College
Monday, Feb. 22, 5pm-6:30pm
Hoffman Student Lounge (Back Theatre)

Feb. 23: Bronx Community College
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 12pm-2pm
South Hall (Conference Area)
Hosted by ANSWER Club at Bronx Community College

Feb. 23: John Jay College
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30pm
Room 1311 in N-Building
Hosted by Justice in Action

Contact the ANSWER Coalition at 212-694-8720 or email for more information about these events.

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