St. John’s Presents
The New Middle East
with guest speaker
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
The Fireside Room
2727 College Ave., Berkeley
Aharon Barnea, affectionately referred to as “Arale” by his viewers, and the “Walter Cronkite of Israel,” was anchorman of Israel’s most popular TV news program until he moved to senior correspondent in the United States for Israel’s Channel 2. Having published on the sociolinguistics of the dialect of Gaza while a doctoral student at Cal, he follows with empathy and insight the day-to-day affairs of the Arab world, where he has a huge network that included Mubarak and Arafat. His book, Mine Enemy, a moving and hopeful account of his unlikely friendship with a major domo of the PLO and his wife, the former queen of Jordan, became a best seller in Israel and the sourrounding Arab countries.
Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,
keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Psalm 34 – New International Version