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Israeli college students will share their stories

By From page A4 | February 12, 2013

“Living With Conflict: Stories Behind the Headlines” will be explored by two Israeli college students, Hen and Shai, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at International House, Davis, 10 College Park.

They will discuss their experiences growing up in Israel, serving in the military and now as students at Israeli universities. The discussion will focus on the Arab-Israeli conflict, human rights issues and their personal reactions to complex/stressful situations.

Hen, who is studying law in Israel, has worked on cooperation and coordination with nongovernmental organizations, the United Nations and foreign missions in the West Bank. He has experience in the diplomatic aspect of the conflict, and worked in both international law and humanitarian affairs.

Shai is pursuing a master’s degree in organizational consulting, and is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. During the second intifada, he served in an elite unit of the Givati Infantry Brigade.

This discussion is sponsored by the Israeli Matters Committee of Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis, and by the Davis/Sacramento chapter of StandWithUs, an international, nonprofit organization that educates about Israel on campuses and in communities.

It will be moderated by David Siegel, chief of medicine in the Veterans Affairs Northern California health system and a professor of medicine at UC Davis.

For more information, contact Ralph Libet at [email protected]¬†or Gail Rubin, StandWithUs community coordinator for Davis/Sacramento, at [email protected].

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