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[BTvS - SF Bay] SAVE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 7PM

Dear Brit Tzedek Members and Supporters,

SAVE THE DATE of DECEMBER 16, 7pm
Light the Menorah/Learn/Savor & Socialize with Hannukah Sweets

Featured Speaker: PROFESSOR ARIE ARNON
Topic: ISRAEL & PALESTINE: IT'S ALSO THE ECONOMY.......

JOIN US in LIGHTING THE MENORAH and for LEARNING MORE DEEPLY
about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Professor Arie Arnon heads the newly created "Program on
Economics and Society" at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. He
has taught in the Department of Economics, at Ben Gurion
University since 1983. His areas of research include
macroeconomics, monetary theory, the Israeli labor market and
the history of economic thought. A major focus in recent years
has been the political economy of the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict.

Arnon has been a visiting scholar and teacher at Berkeley,
Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, The New School
University and SOAS. He was a Senior Economist in the Research
Department of the Bank of Israel from 1989 to 1997, and Chair of
the Department of Economics at BGU from 1999 to 2001. He was a
member of the "Committee on economic affairs concerning the
negotiations with the Palestinians" (the Ben-Shahar Committee)
in 1993, a consultant to the World Bank in 1996, and a member of
the "Committee on minimum wages" in 2000.

He was on the editorial board of The European Journal of the
History of Economic Thought from 1993 to 2003 and has been on
the editorial boards of The Economic Quarterly (Hebrew) and
Social Security, Journal of Welfare and Social Security Studies
(Hebrew) since 2003.

Since 2002 Arnon has been the coordinator of the Israeli team in
the Aix Group, where experts from the Palestinian Authority,
Israel and the international community discuss various economic
aspects of the current situation, as well as possibilities open
when a permanent peace agreement is reached. A report entitled
Economic Road Map was published by the group in January 2004.

In 1998-2004 he was a founder and co-chair of an Israeli NGO
entitled "Commitment to Peace and Social Justice" which focused
on unemployment in Israel..

Prof. Arnon has published dozens of articles, some of which,
along with additional information, can be found on his page at
Ben Gurion University.
(http://www.econ.bgu.ac.il/facultym/arnona/main.htm )

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ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT AS A MEANS OF PROMOTING THE WISDOM
OF ACTIVE US INVOLVEMENT FOR NEGOTIATIONS THAT LEAD TO A
TWO-STATE SOLUTION
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