Josef Avesar, founder of the Israeli Palestinian Confederation, which advocates for a mutual third government for Israelis and Palestinians, offers nuance which is in short supply in the Arab Israeli conflict. He has been building simulations of the confederation process, with an impressive roster of commentators, in IPC’s virtual meetings this fall. Listeners are welcome to view previous recordings as well as partake in live demonstrations. During this interview Mr. Avesar takes stock of the contributions of the late Ruth Shapin who helped build this process. Submissions for the Ruth Shapin Essay Competition are due 8/30/21. More details about this and the ambitious simulation roster are available at: https://ipconfederation.org.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; and Horace Silver, “Peace,” Blowin’ The Blues Away – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/AvesarPod8-2-21.mp3