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Peaceful Israel-Palestinian Resolution Doubtful

Posted in Debates by beyondtheborder on April 11, 2009
Students, professors and faculty packed into Xavier Chapel to witness the discussion turned debate about a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Freshman Gus Shamieh, center, waited to ask Consul General Akiva Tor a question.

Students, professors and faculty packed into Xavier Chapel to witness the discussion turned debate about a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

To further incite a strong, heated response from AbuKhalil, Tor pointed out that he never looked at him and said “I wish you would humanize me in some way, maybe by looking at me.” Looking straight ahead toward the crowded audience, AbuKhalil responded, “I will treat you like you treated Palestinians in Gaza.”

For full article, visit http://foghorn.usfca.edu/2009/04/peaceful-israel-palestinian-resolution-doubtful/

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Israel and Palestine: Peace or Perpetual Conflict? (Debate between Akiva Tor and As’ad abu Khalil)

Posted in Debates, Videos by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009

As’ad Abu Khalil’s account of the debate:

“As soon as it was my turn, I felt a rush. My voice was back in full force and I could sing Fayruz at that point. There was a woman who came with the diplomat and she was sitting in the front raw and after two minutes of my talk, I could see her squirm and look with sympathy at her Israeli colleague. I could not read her face but felt that she was telling him that “we did not expect this would happen.” But it happened, and As`ad was on a roll. I can’t tell you how I did but I can tell you that I really enjoyed the task and would do it at the drop of a hat, and would waive my speaking fee for it.”

For full account, visit http://angryarab.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-debate-with-that-guy.html