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Sunday, February 16 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Telling Israel's Story: What Is History and What Is Narrative?

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History is the study of facts and evidence; narratives cull these facts and present them to illustrate a given perspective. Using the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict as a case study, we shall try to look at why and how narrative choices are made to include, exclude, magnify, and diminish realities to suit contemporary purposes. Why is it so difficult to identify objective reality when it comes to the Arab-Israeli conflict and its actors? 


Kenneth W. Stein

Kenneth W. Stein is professor of modern Middle Eastern History at Emory University. Author of five books, including History Politics & Diplomacy of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, a comprehensive source book, and Israel@65, he is the founding Director of the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and president of the Center for Israel Education. Its staff creates curriculum and learning experiences... Read More →

Sunday February 16, 2014 1:45pm - 3:00pm
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