Israel and gaza: seeing beyond the headlines

Join members of the UFV community and residents of the Fraser Valley in learning more about the background of the current war in Israel and Palestine this Thursday, October 19, at the UFV Abbotsford campus. The event, “Israel and Gaza: Seeing Beyond the Headlines”, starts at 7:30 p.m. in room B101 and is free and open to the public.

This event is in response to the mass violence that continues to unfold. Local experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have been studying and monitoring the situation in the region for years, some for decades. All of the panelists are UFV alumni or faculty; they all know people in the region, have first-hand accounts of life in Israel and Palestine, and are invested in seeing things change for the good of all who live between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.

Event Details:

  • Date: October 19, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Abbotsford campus, B101

More about this event:

For over a century, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has been waged over land, self-determination, safety, security, and many related matters. The current war has escalated this conflict and rendered it seemingly out of control, with new levels of inhumane acts that have claimed thousands of lives on both sides. No end is currently in sight, thousands of civilians are currently facing expulsion, military onslaught, and untold hardships.

These events impact us all in our interconnected world, and it is very challenging to decipher what is going on in this conflict with all of the polarized rhetoric. Join us for a conversation on this topic where experts on this conflict share more of the context of what is going on in the region than is typically seen in our media coverage.

Israel Palestine Panel Poster


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