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October 30, 2015
Return: a Palestinian Memoir at The Jerusalem Fund
The Palestine Center
October 30, 2015
1.00pm - 2.00pm
The Palestine Center
2425 Virginia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
Karmi discusses her book at the Palestine Center
Having grown up in Britain following her family's exile from Palestine, doctor, author and academic Dr. Ghada Karmi leaves her adoptive home in a quest to return to her homeland. She starts work with the Palestinian Authority and gets a firsthand understanding of its bizarre bureaucracy under Israel’s occupation.

In her quest, she takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the heart of one of the world’s most intractable conflict zones and one of the major issues of our time. Visiting places she has not seen since childhood, her unique insights reveal a militarized and barely recognizable homeland, and her home in Jerusalem, like much of the West Bank, occupied by strangers. Her encounters with politicians, fellow Palestinians, and Israeli soldiers cause her to question what role exiles like her have in the future of their country and whether return is truly possible.

*A light lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. Lecture begins promptly at 1:00 p.m.