CSU, Chico News

Israeli Diplomat to Address Middle East Peace Process

Date: 09-28-2010

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

Ishmael Khaldi, author of “A Shepherd’s Journey” and adviser to the Israeli foreign ministry, will give a talk on Israel’s current state of affairs and Middle East peace negotiations Monday, Oct. 4, in Ayres 120 at 7 p.m.

The talk is free and open to the public. Israeli food will be available at the event.

Khaldi is an Israeli Bedouin who has served in Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Israel Police Force, and has been a political analyst for the Israel Defense Forces. He is the former deputy Israeli consul in San Francisco and has also worked for the American Embassy.
Khaldi holds a master’s degree in political science from Tel Aviv University. “A Shepherd’s Journey,” published in paperback in May 2010, is Khaldi’s first-person account of becoming Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat.

The talk is sponsored by Chico State Hillel, with support from CAMERA (the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America). CAMERA is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East.

For further information, contact Hillel at 879-0870.