Alison Weir debate at UC Berkeley (2003)

Produced by Jeff Teeters
Published by Imad Ahmed, Oct - Nov 2003

The debate "How can peace be achieved between Israelis and Palestinians" took place at the University of California at Berkeley on October 2, 2003. There were four participants in the debate. Presenting the Israeli position were David Meir-Levi, Director of the Israeli Peace Initiative ( and Eric Sirkin, Ph.D., a Palo Alto High Technology executive. The Palestinian position was presented by Alison Weir, founder and Executive Director of If Americans Knew ( and Hatem Bazian, Ph.D., a lecturer at UC-Berkeley in the Near Eastern Studies and Ethnic Studies departments. All parts of the debate (14 total) can be viewed at

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