IAF offers free film, lecture on Israel

TRAVERSE CITY — Given the chaotic conditions prevailing in Israel’s neighborhood and the profound political changes occurring in both the United States and Israel, where does the US-Israeli relationship go post-election? NMC's International Affairs Forum provides two opportunities in November to learn about this important relationship.

  • November 10, free screening of "Disturbing the Peace," 6 p.m., State Theatre. The documentary tells the story of former elite Israeli and Palestinian soldiers who unite under a common banner to protest the bloodshed that has traumatized both sides. “It is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us, and with the power of our convictions, take action to create a new possibility.” The film won the Audience and Founders Award for Best Foreign Documentary at the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival and will premier around the country later in November. The film will be followed by a discussion with the audience led by IAF co- chair Jack Segal, a former senior diplomat who served in Israel during the first Persian Gulf War and was responsible for U.S.-Israeli political-military relations, and for reporting on conditions in Gaza.
  • November 17 regular IAF monthly lecture, "Our Separate Ways: The Struggle for the Future of the US-Israel Alliance," 6 p.m., Milliken Auditorium by Steve Simon, author of a book of the same name and former White House director for the Middle East. The editor of Haaretz, Israel's oldest newspaper, calls the book, "an unmatched source of inside knowledge and sharp analysis.” Admission is free to all students and educators, and $10 for others. Subscriber tickets for the entire season are available; visit www.tciaf.com or call (231) 995-1700 for more information.

IAF lectures are rebroadcast on UpNorth TV public access cable television three times a week, and available online for streaming on demand. The IAF is affiliated with NMC and the World Affairs Council of America.

Release date: November 1, 2016

For more information:

Jack Segal
Co-chair, International Affairs Forum
(231) 715-6300
email (preferred): jackdsegal@yahoo.com

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