Date(s) - 05/17/2024
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Please note that today’s session (5/17) is on Zoom only.


An eight-session deep dive into the history of the conflict that has brought us to today’s crisis. It is structured around a four-part lecture series by Dr. Hussein Ibish and Prof. David N. Myers that was co-presented by Fordham University’s Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Religion and Culture, Department of History, International Studies Program, and Middle Eastern Studies Program.

Each time, we will watch about half of the lecture, preceding it with a recommitment to our intentions and principles, and following it with a discussion. You are free to attend only some sessions, but as always, the more consistently you participate, the more we all gain from the shared conversation. If you anticipate missing a week, it is strongly recommended that you watch that portion of the video on your own so that you are caught up when you return.

This is emphatically not for UUCPA folks only. Anyone with a sincere commitment to an outcome that respects people’s inherent worth and dignity, and that creates peace, liberty, and justice for all, is welcome to join us.

See this post for links to the video for each session.

Session 1:  Friday, April 26, 2:30 pm, Fireside Room and Zoom

Session 2:  Friday, May 3, 2:30 pm, Fireside Room and Zoom


Session 3: Friday, May 17, 2:30 pm, Zoom

Session 4: Friday, May 24, 2:30 pm, Fireside Room and Zoom

Session 5: Friday, May 31, 2:30 pm, Fireside Room and Zoom

Session 6: Friday, June 7, 2:30 pm, Fireside Room and Zoom

Session 7: Friday, June 14, 2:30 pm, Fireside Room and Zoom

Session 8: Friday, June 21, 2:30 pm, Fireside Room and Zoom

The first three lectures (our first six sessions) were delivered at Fordham in 2017-2018. The speakers then returned last month to offer the fourth lecture (our last two sessions) as an in-depth perspective on the history of Israel-Palestine in light of the current moment. Dr. Hussein Ibish is a Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW). He is a weekly columnist for The National and previously served as a Senior Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine. Prof. David N. Myers is Distinguished Professor and Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair of Jewish History at UCLA. The author and editor of many books, he directs the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy and the UCLA Initiative to Study Hate.

When discussing difficult topics, in-person is best. However, if Zoom enables you to attend when you otherwise wouldn’t be able to, please do join via Zoom.

Facilitated by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern


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