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March 4, 2013

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'The Invisible Men' tells the story of gay Palestinians who have run away from their families and are now hiding illegally in Tel Aviv. Their stories are told through the film's heroes: Louie, 32 years old, a gay Palestinian who has been hiding in Tel Aviv for the past 8 years; Abdu, 24 years old, who was exposed as gay in Ramallah and then accused of espionage and tortured by Palestinian …more

Type: Film/Movie

Host: Center for Israel Studies

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A panel of AU professors will discuss the prospects for Israeli/Palestinian peace as well as Israel's relations with other countries in the region on the occasion of Israel's 65th Anniversary and in light of President Obama's recent trip to Israel. This student-organized event features SIS Professor Guy Ziv, SIS Adjunct Professor Dan Arbell, and SIS and Washington Semester Professor Mohamed …more

Type: Panel Discussion

Host: Center for Israel Studies

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Please join Distinguished University Professors Richard Breitman and Allan Lichtman as they discuss their new book, FDR and the Jews.

The event is free and open to the public.

Please join us for a book signing and dessert reception after the talk.

For more about the authors and book, please see

-- News article and video clips: Roosevelt Neither Villain nor Hero for the Jews

-- FDR and the …more

Type: Lecture/Speaker

Host: CAS Dean's Office

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Gallery Talk: Rothfeld Collection of Contemporary Israeli Art
September 8, 1 p.m.
American University Museum
Admission is free
Join the AU Museum for a discussion about the Rothfeld Collection of Contemporary Israeli Art, on display through October 20.

Image credit: Tamar Halpern, Florida, 2008. C-Print 2/3. 40 in. x 30 in. Gift of Donald Rothfeld.

Type: Lecture/Speaker

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Dr. Derek Penslar will present the first lecture about Theodor Herzl in the Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair Inaugural Lecture series on The Founders of Israel and their Relevance Today. Reception in Kreeger Lobby following lecture.

Dr. Penslar is the Samuel Zacks Professor of Jewish History at the University of Toronto and the Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies at Oxford University. …more

Type: Lecture/Speaker

Host: Center for Israel Studies

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