Israel/Palestine relations discussed

NORWALK - Dr. John Haas, history professor at Cerritos College, will host the Olive Tree Initiative (OTI) from UC Irvine on April 22 from 2-3:30 p.m., where they will deliver an interactive discussion on their recent trip to Israel/Palestine.The campus of UC Irvine has a history of clashes between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students. The OTI is comprised of student leaders from Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Druze and unaffiliated backgrounds. Last year, the students traveled to Israel/Palestine "to find out for themselves what is going on." The forum is free and open to the public. A one-day parking permit is $1. The conference, which will be held inside Cerritos College's Wilford Michael Library and Learning Resource Center, will also be streamed live online at For more information, call Haas at (562) 860-2451, ext. 2726.

********** Published: April 17, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 52