Uri Zaki, director for the United States office of B’Tselem, an Israeli group that monitors human rights in the occupied territories, will speak on “Democracy and Human Rights in an Era of Occupation” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in theÂ John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD), Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center at Macalester College in St. Paul.
- Uri Zaki (Photo: Gil Lavi)
This is theÂ inaugural event of J Street U Macalester, which also is bringing Daniel May, Director of J Street U, to campus for an evening of discussion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
B’Tselem, the Israeli information center for human rights in the occupied territories, “endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel.”
Zaki has extensive experience in the Israel Defense Forces as a former officer and in the Israeli government with progressive party politics. In 2008 he was named among Israel’s most prominent young professionals by Forbes Israel Magazine.
Daniel May is the Director of J Street U, a student-driven network of activists organizing on campuses across North America for peace, security and social justice in Israel and the future state of Palestine.
This event is open to the community.Â For information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.