Palestine: The Way Forward


    Presentation: Abdel Bari Atwan, renown journalist & political analyst…
    Editor in Chief of Al-Quds Al Arabi


    FRIDAY, MARCH 14th, 7pm
    McGill University
    FDA auditorium (3450 University St.)
    entrance from inside the McGill campus
    through the Sherbrooke street gates

Mr. Atwan was born in 1950 in a refugee camp in Gaza, In 1989, al-Quds al-Arabi was founded by expatriate Palestinians and Abdel Bari Atwan was offered the job as editor-in-chief, which he has held since. The paper has as of 2007 grown into one of the major pan-Arab dailies, and is known for its strident Arab nationalism and defence of the Palestinian cause. It has been banned and censored repeatedly in several Arab countries for vocal criticism of what the paper alleges is their autocratic rule and excessive deference to Israel and the USA. As editor of al-Quds al-Arabi, Abdel Bari Atwan has become a well-known Arab public figure, and is a regular guest on BBC World, Sky News and CNN World, as well as on several Arabic TV networks.

    hosted at McGill by SPHR (Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights)
    event endorsed by CJPP (Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine)

* Mr. Atwan will also be speaking in Arabic (with French translation) 5:00 pm Saturday March 15th, 2008 at Université de Montréal, Pavillon Claire McNicoll, salle Z110.

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