With three thousand years of history, the holiest sites of three major religions, and a century-old political conflict, the urban planning of Jerusalem could not be simple…
The Rothberg International School Library invites you to view a short version of lecture by Prof. Moshe Amirav, world expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, professor at Hebrew University, and lecturer at the Rothberg International School.
Professor Amirav, head of the Jerusalem Committee and advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak during the 2000 Camp David Peace Talks - which collapsed over the issue of Jerusalem - will speak about his book:Jerusalem Syndrome: The Palestinian-Israeli Battle for the Holy City
May 14 th , 2015
Armenians and the Armenian Genocide
Lecturer: Archimindrite Fr. Emmanuel Atajanyan
Honorary participants: Archbishop Aris Shirvanian , Chancellor of the Holy Synod and the Supreme Religious Court of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Mr. Tsolag Momjian , the Honorary Consul of Republic of Armenia
Prof. Israel Charny - Executive director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem
"In 1915 the Young Turk regime of the Ottoman Empire set out to exterminate its Armenian population, an Indo-European people with an ancient civilization based in Asia Minor for over 2000 years and the first nation to adopt Christianity in 301 CE. An order signed by Talaat Pasha, Minister of the Interior and mastermind of the genocide, reads in part: "The government [has decided] to destroy all the Armenians living in the Empire. An end must be put to their existence, however criminal the measures taken may be, and no regard must be paid to age, or sex, or conscientious scruple"
Encyclopedia of Genocide / chief editor Israel Charny (1999)
July 28th, 2014
Jerusalem Syndrome: The Palestinian-Israeli Battle for the Holy City
Lecturer: Prof. Moshe Amirav
Professor Amirav weaved together his experiences as an Israeli soldier, wounded in the battle for Jerusalem’s Old City, with his political role during the 2000 Camp David Peace Talks as advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and head of the Jerusalem Committee