U.S. Foreign Policy and Israel: Which Way to Go?

October 27th, 2009 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–– Stephen Zunes, professor of politics and chair of Middle Eastern studies at the University of San Francisco, will discuss his belief that U.S. military and economic aid to Israel should be conditional upon Israel’s adherence to universally-recognized human rights and international legal principles at the Sidore Lecture Series, Oct. 27 at Plymouth State University.

Zunes is a leading academic critic of U.S. Middle East policy. He has written scores of articles on U.S. foreign policy, international terrorism, human rights, and related issues, and is a frequent guest on NPR, BBC, MSNBC, and other media outlets for analysis on breaking world events.

Zunes maintains that U.S. aid can and should be used to compel Israel to end its occupation of Arab territories and allow for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state in these territories, in return for security guarantees.

Zunes will speak at 7 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts. A reception follows. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869. For information, contact Leo R. Sandy, lsandy@plymouth.edu.

The Saul O Sidore Lecture series was established at PSU in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the University each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time.

For information contact Professor Mark Fischler, mjfischler@plymouth.edu or log on to plymouth.edu/sidore.

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