The White House has gained little ground in its attempts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace, despite the efforts of President Obama and decades of successive administrations before him. At the Benton County Public Library on Sunday, April 6th, from 7 to 9 pm, nationally-renowned author, speaker and activist, Josh Ruebner, will discuss his new book, Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace and will help to shed light on significant factors that have created this impasse and how that ultimately affects us all. The event is free and open to the public. A discussion with the author will follow his talk.
Sponsor – Albany/Corvallis Friends of Middle East Peace (FoMEP) Contact: Joshua Hough, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-760-8047
About the author, Josh Ruebner
Mr. Ruebner is National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a national coalition of more than 400 organizations working to change U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians, to support human rights, international law and equality. He is a former Analyst in Middle East Affairs at Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan federal government agency providing Members of Congress with policy analysis.
Praise for the book
Foreign Policy in Focus called the book “Accessible and engaging…It’s a biting critique. Here is a book that does not ignore the enormous power differential between Israel and the Occupied [Palestinian] Territories—that tells it like it is with no apprehension or sugar coating. Having consulted both leaked classified sources and publicly available documents, Ruebner fills Shattered Hopes with an abundance of evidence culled from primary sources, allowing readers to see for themselves the seemingly endless mistakes that characterize the so-called “peace