Jeremy Ben-Ami

Former domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton will discuss the importance of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and its implications for the broader Middle East. Followed by a discussion with community leaders.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, 8 p.m.

Where: Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Lectures


Immediately following his presentation, Mr. Ben-Ami will join leaders of various faiths and community groups for a dialogue on prospects for defusing tensions in that troubled region.

According to Mr. Ben-Ami, the United States can most effectively bring peace to the Middle East by helping to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “The next presidential administration has a real chance to lead on the two-state solution,” he said. “It’s a vital national security interest and now is the time to address it.”

Mr. Ben-Ami serves as president of the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group J Street, which supports the peaceful coexistence of Jewish and Palestinian states as a necessary precondition for achieving stability in the Middle East. His 2011 book A New Voice for Israel outlines his organization’s policy prescriptions as well as their religious and humanistic underpinnings.

For additional information, contact Amos Buhai at 310-397-8300 or J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans fighting for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. The organization believes that Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depend on a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security as well as the right of the Palestinian people to forge their own identity through statehood.

Phone: 310-397-8300

Event posted Oct. 29, 2012
Last updated Oct. 29, 2012


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