According to General David Patraeus, current Director of the CIA, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is central to the rise and continuation of terror attacks against the United States. With casualties on both military and civilian sides, the struggle is one of the worldâ€™s major sources of instability. Where the current political discourse falls short on its representation of the ongoing clash between Israel and Palestine, Michael Lernerâ€™s Embracing Israel/Palestine offers us an all-encompassing approach towards resolving a seemingly unresolvable conflict with deep spiritual wisdom and compassion for both sides.
Best-selling author Michael Lerner is the rabbi of Beyt Tikkun Synagogue in San Francisco and the editor of Tikkun magazine, one of the most respected intellectual/cultural magazines in the Jewish world. Praised by Jimmy Carter as â€śpractical and effective advice for the world,â€ť Lernerâ€™s Embracing Israel/Palestine calls for a complete change in consciousness and lays the groundwork for healing and ensuring lasting peace in the Middle East.
“I hope every American will read this book and apply its lessons for changing how we deal with the Middle East.â€ť â€”Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States of America and recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize
Join Michael Lerner as he tours throughout the country from November to January for the launch of Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East.
November 29: Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, Walnut Creek, CA. 7 PM
December 4: All Soul’s Unitarian Church in New York City, NY. 1 PM
December 6: Busboys and Poets in Washington D.C. 6 PM
December 11: First Unitarian Church of Oakland, CA. 11:30 AM
January 10: Boulder church and book store (Details TBA)
January 19: Unitarian church in Portland. 7 PM
January 22: Riverside Church in New York City, NY. 10 AM
January 30: Pegasus Books, Berkeley CA. 7:30 PM