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November 5, 2008 > Jewish studies series

Jewish studies series

Yaakov Katz, the military correspondent and defense analyst for The Jerusalem Post, the Middle East's leading English daily, will speak at noon Wednesday, November 12 at the California State University, East Bay (CSUEB). His topic will be, "Asking the Right Questions: Peace between Israel and the Palestinians."

Katz's presentation will be the first of several Jewish Studies programs in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences throughout the year.

"This program should be of great interest to students and faculty in political science, international studies, and many other programs," said Henry Reichman, history professor and Director of CSUEB's Jewish Studies. "Katz's informed perspective will surely be of interest to those on all sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict who desire peace."

Katz covers overall defense issues such as the conflict with the Palestinians, Israel's approach to the Iranian nuclear threat, and the Israel Defense Forces' relationship with various sectors in Israeli society and particularly the national-religious camp in a post-disengagement reality. He also writes analysis, commentary and a weekly column called "Security and Defense," which gives readers a behind the scenes look at the decision-making process in the Israeli defense establishment. Katz is also the Israel correspondent for USA Today.

CSUEB is developing a new program in Jewish Studies as part of a broader effort to engage the university and the community in global affairs and multicultural understanding. As part of this effort the Committee on Jewish Studies will sponsor speakers and cultural events on, among other topics, Jewish culture and its relation with other ethnic cultures in the U.S., Jewish history, Jewish music, theater, and dance, as well as programs on Israel and the contemporary Middle East. Most events will be held in winter and spring quarters, according to Reichman.

Check for new programs. A campus parking fee of $5 per vehicle per day is enforced at all times. Machines in lots take dollars and quarters.

CSUEB welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please notify event sponsor at (510) 885-3183 well in advance if accommodation is needed.

Jewish studies series
Wednesday, November 12
California State University, East Bay
Room AE 1203
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward

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