Past Event

Sons and Daughters of Abraham: A Look at the Issues Dividing Israelis and Palestinians

A Road Scholar program by Arthur Pitz

Shared events but disparate narrative occupy the memories of the descendants of Abraham, namely the Israelis and Palestinians. How and why did this come to pass? What are the major issues? Is any form of reconciliation between the two remotely possible? Maps, primary source documents, and audio-visual materials will be used to help understand this complex problem. Standard perceptions of the oft-violent collision between the two groups will be challenged. For example, is this an age-old conflict or the product of international politics in the twentieth century?

Arthur Pitz is currently Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor at Black Hawk College, was winner of the college’s first ever Diversity Award in 2000, and was Faculty Member of the Year in 1999. Pitz earned his PhD from Northern Illinois University and specializes in the Holocaust, Modern Middle East, U.S. Civil War, Vietnam War, and World War II.

For more information contact John Hartman – 309.852.3478.