A Palestinian and Israeli are coming to the Twin Cities to give a series of talks on the importance of rational public dialogue as a means of dealing with tragedy and conflict. The two men will be leading their 'Reconciliation not Revenge' talks as part of The Parents Circle - Family Forum to show that despite their personal losses in the conflict, they value the importance of trying to talk through their concerns.
Wajih Tmaiza, a Palestinian, will join The Daily Circuit Friday March 1 to talk about the series. He lost a brother and two nephews to the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine. Roi Golan an Israeli who has lost a brother in the conflict, will also join the discussion. We'll look at how civil conversation can help us come to rational solutions and deal with tragedy.
Tmaiza and Golan will be leading the talks starting Friday evening. They are free and open to the public:
- Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit, St. Paul. (Sabbath services at 6:30 p.m.)
- Sunday, March 3, 9:30 a.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran,700 S. Snelling, St. Paul. (Services at 8:45 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.)
- Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m., Islamic Center of MN, 1401 Gardena NE, Fridley. (1:30 p.m. prayer service. The event includes the film "Two Sided Story," with a Q&A.)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CONFLICT:
Israeli-Palestinian conflict (PBS)
What could be done to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? (Council on Foreign Relations)
General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to accord Palestine (United Nations)