Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Upcoming Events

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Upcoming Events

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The 3rd Annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, Nov. 13-17, will feature the best Arab-American actors, comics, playwrights and filmmakers. For more information, visit .

As part of its U.S. tour to benefit Ibdaa Cultural Center in Dheisheh refugee camp, the internationally acclaimed Palestinian youth dance troop Ibdaa will perform in nine West Coast cities: Santa Fe, 11/14; Albuquerque, 11/15; Palo Alto, 11/16; Seattle, 11/18; Los Angeles, 11/20; Santa Rosa, 11/21; San Francisco, 11/23; Berkeley, 11/26; and Sacramento, 11/27. For more information, call the Middle East Children's Alliance at (510) 548-0542 or visit .

On Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel will host a forum entitled "VERMONT IN PALESTINE: Vermont Activists Share their Experiences Struggling for Justice and Freedom in Occupied Palestine." The forum will accompany "Made in Palestine," an ongoing show of contemporary Palestinian art. The event will be held at Vermont College's TW. Wood Art Gallery, College Hall, 36 College St. in Montpelier, VT. For more information, visit or call (802) 828-8743.

The American Arab Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet Nov. 17 at the Marriott hotel in Detroit, MI. For more information, contact Muhannad Haimour or Eddie Nassar at (313) 945-1700.

The Palestine Center in Washington, DC will hold its annual conference, on "Palestine and the Middle East in a Global Context," Nov. 18 from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Speakers include Naseer Aruri, Azmi Bishara, As'ad AbuKhalil, Ilan Pappe, Norman Finkelstein, Noura Erakat and many more! To register, go to , or call (202) 338-1290.

The Palestine Children's Relief Fund will hold its Annual Gala Nov. 18 at the Anaheim Hilton hotel in California. For more information, visit .

The Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) will sponsor a Nov. 19 lecture in Berkeley, CA by award-winning journalist Robert Fisk on "The Wars of the Middle East: History Unlearned." Following the lecture, Fisk will sign his latest book, The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East. For more information, call MECA at (510) 548-0542 or visit

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