Rabbi Lerner makes the case for why peace activists must be BOTH pro-Israel and pro-Palestine and that a lasting peace in the Middle East will only emerge if it fosters a transformation in the consciousness of both Israelis and Palestinians, and a triumph of the most loving and generous parts of the religious traditions in each community. This dialogue explores how such lasting peace is unlikely unless it reflects a similar transformation in the U.S. away from expecting “homeland security” to come from political, economic or cultural dominance.
Embracing Israel/Palestine is a must-read for those who care about peace in the Middle East. It is provocative, radical, persuasive, and, if given the attention it deserves, could make a major contribution to reconciliation. Please read this book! —Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 2-3:30pm–Golding 110, Brandeis University