NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.105
Timeslot: 
Session 6: Sunday, June 3rd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
Event Organizer: 
Reading List: 
Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th Edition
Description: 
After the recent storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by the IDF to engage in collective punishment of Palestinians and Trump’s recent declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, completely ignoring Palestinian claims. . .international unity for non-violent actions becomes even more urgent and. . .necessary. Those events reflect a manifestation of the grim racist, ethnic cleansing ideologies advocated by a recent surge of demagogues that have gripped the world including the Holy Land, the epicentre of world conflict. As such, it is essential to build coalitions with activists worldwide, linked to Holy Land activists to fight this trend, to enlighten the world by bringing it to a place of equality and justice and at the same time pushing the reactionary demagogues back into obsolescence. Relevant to this challenge is the focus of this panel, which is to reveal the recent successes by Palestinians and their allies in showing the way to pushing the peace envelope through non-violent actions, notably at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and recent demonstrations opposing the designation of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, etc. It is also dedicated to encouraging activists to come together and organize more non-violent resistance events worldwide, including author events, conferences, music concerts with activist speeches, street demonstrations and other actions in view of building coalitions and planning peace & freedom activity notably with activists in Israel and Palestine.

Participants

Dr. Frank Romano: chair, PhD, University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne. Professor: University of Paris Nanterre, Member of the California and French Bars & author of: “Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th Ed,” & “Storm Over Morocco.” Peace & freedom activist in Israel and Palestine.
Dr. Jacqueline Casale Taylor Basker: PhD, Oxford University, UK. Professor: New Jersey City University & German Jordan University, Jordan. Participates and organizes grassroots actions including interfaith groups for peace in the Holy Land and New York City. Her paintings also depict the Middle... Read more
Philip Giraldi: PhD, University College London, BA, University of Chicago. 20 years: US Army Intelligence and the CIA, serving in Europe & the Middle East as a counter-terrorism. Foreign policy adviser to presidential candidate Ron Paul. Executive Director: Council for the National Interest.
Dr. Peter Ilich, PhD, CUNY University, New York City. JD, NYU School of Law. Professor: TCI College of Technology, New York City. Authored many articles on conflicts in the Middle East. Is writing a book on Muslims and Christians currently living in Bosnia.