Thursday, January 30, 2014

Upcoming Event with Josh Ruebner- "Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace"

Mark your calendars! Political analyst and journalist Josh Ruebner will be coming to UNO to talk about his new book “Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace.” 

Josh's new book analyzes why the Obama administration has entirely failed to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, discussing the path of this administration's policies regarding the Israeli lobby, military aid to Israel, settlement expansion, Palestinian state recognition and peace talks. Ruebner argues that the growing number of Americans who are dissatisfied with their government’s policy have the power to create real change through causes such as the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Josh Reubner is the National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, as well as a former Analyst of Middle East Affairs at Congressional Research Service and former director of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel.

The new book by Josh Reubner, "Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace" is highly acclaimed and has been reviewed by well-known scholars and activists such as Phyllis Bennis, Nadia Hijab, and Bill Fletcher jr.

You won't want to miss out on enlightening discussion with Josh Ruebner on the US involvement in the conflict.  
Doors open at 1pm and after the talk, Josh will have a Q&A session to answer any questions.

Josh will also be selling and signing his book! The book will be $25 and $20 for students (cash, check or credit will be accepted).

*Refreshments and snacks will be provided

To find out more about him and his book, visit his website:

Sponsored By: UNO’s Afghan Student Association, UNO’s International Student Association, UNO’s Muslim Students Association, Creighton’s Muslim Student Association and Nebraskans for Peace