Montana State University

Jerusalem journalist lectures on Middle East Jan. 27

January 12, 2006 -- from MSU News Service

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Bozeman - Award-winning Israeli journalist Isabel Kershner, a specialist in Palestinian affairs, will lecture on "Israel, Palestine and the Future" at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in rooms 275-276 of the Strand Union Building at Montana State University.

She will also speak at noon Friday at a free sack lunch lecture in the Bozeman Public Library's community room.

Kershner is an associate editor of The Jerusalem Report magazine. She has written and reported on political and social developments in the West Bank and Gaza Strip for the past 15 years. Kershner was one of the first Israeli journalists to interview Yasser Arafat at his Palestinian Liberation Organization headquarters in Tunis in the early 1990s. She reported extensively from Egypt and Jordan and has written about such Israeli issues as the Arab minority in Israel and the Jewish settlement movement in the West Bank.

Kershner is the recipient of the 2000 Common Ground Award for Journalism in the Middle East awarded by the Washington-based Search for Common Ground organization. She is the author of the book "Barrier: The Seam of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."

Kershner's lecture is sponsored by the MSU College of Letters and Science, the Congregation Beth Shalom of Bozeman, the MSU Department of Political Science and the MSU Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.

Contact: Franke Wilmer (406) 994-5246