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Some Hope

Sometimes reading about hope for the Middle East is better than an analysis.  Shukri Abed, an Associate Professor of Arabic at the University of Mary Washington, spoke at the Josef Korbel School on March 24 to discuss the recent uprisings in the Middle East as an opportunity to revisit the Israel-Palestine peace process . . . and with a spirit of genuine optimism.

The new Middle East can be tremendous.

Professor Shukri believes that collective conscious reform among the Palestinians and the Israelis requires moving past a “this land is my land” attitude and reaching one of mutual respect.  He believes this is essential–and possible.

We are too alienated from each other,” Abed said. “We don’t understand each other. We have to get to know each other and know our mutual cultures.

Read more about his visit to DU here: http://www.du.edu/korbel/news/2011/03/scholar_on_israel_pa.html

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