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Lecture to Examine News Coverage of Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Bethlehem, Pa., April 14, 2009— Moravian College Professor Faramarz Farbod will present a public lecture, “Israel and Palestine: What’s Behind the News?” on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. Haupert Union Building, UBC Room. The talk will provide context for the recent violent foray into Gaza by the Israeli military and discuss the human rights violations and possible war crimes. A native of Iran, Farbod is a alumnus of Moravian College where he teaches political science.

He will discuss the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the potential for peace. “The presentation will provide a brief historical context that focuses on what is missing from, and is misrepresented in, the conventional North-American view of this conflict,” Farbod noted. “I’ll reflect on the recent Israeli invasion of Gaza, its causes, aftermath, and consequences for ordinary Gazans, and explain the reasons why a just and peaceful resolution of this conflict has evaded us so far.”

The Haupert Union Building is located on Moravian’s Main Street Campus near the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets in Bethlehem, Pa. The talk is sponsored by Moravian College Student Amnesty International group. For more information, call 610-861-1491.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at http://www.moravian.edu/.