Minorities in Israel: Perspective from the Druze Community
Please join us for an informative program with Zeidan Atashi.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383, 10th floor
Zeidan Atashi, an Israeli Druze Arab, is a former member of the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament), Consul and Head of Information Affairs at Israel’s Consulate General in New York, member of the Israeli delegation to the United Nations, senior reporter and commentator on Arab affairs for Israeli Television, and senior adviser to Israel’s Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs. Upon his appointment to Consulate General and UN delegation in 1972, Mr. Atashi became the first non-Jewish Israeli to hold a diplomatic post. From 1982 to 1984, Mr. Atashi acted frequently as liaison between the Lebanese and Golan Heights Druze and the Government of Israel, and spoke on their behalf in Washington, London, and Geneva.
Mr. Atashi holds a B.A. degree in Political Science and Arabic Studies from the University of Haifa and an M.A. degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His book , Druze and Jews in Israel – A Shared Destiny?, was published in London in 1995.
Cost: Free of charge
Parking is available for $9 and may be purchased at the parking kiosk located at the corner of Hilgard and Wyton Avenues.