Bassem Eid, a Jerusalem-based Palestinian political analyst, journalist, human rights activist, and commentator on Arab and Palestinian affairs, will speak at Marlboro Jewish Center on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. He will discuss the current situation in Gaza and the complications that arise when a terrorist group exerts political authority over a civilian population.
Born in 1958 in the Jordanian-occupied Old City of Jerusalem, Eid lived in the UNRWA refugee camp of Shuafat for the first 33 years of his life.
Eid, whose articles appear in The Jerusalem Post and Haaretz, initially began his career by focusing on human rights violations committed by Israeli armed forces. He broadened his research to include human rights violations committed by the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian armed forces against their own people. Eid speaks out against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and for co-existence based upon mutual respect.
The program is free. For information, call 732-536-2300, ext. 109.