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Monday, 20 June 2011

Ishmael Khaldi: a Story of a Bedouin Minority in a Jewish State

Tuesday, June 21 · 7:00pm - 8:00pm

25-26 Enford Street London W1H 1DW

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*The closing session of "Voices from the Middle East" lecture series.
Please note the event will start EARLIER than the previous sessions. 6.30pm refreshments, talk starts at 7pm*

Ishmael Khaldi is Israel's first Bedouin diplomat and is currently serving as an adviser to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Living in a tent until the age of 8 and herding sheep as a teenager, Khaldi was the first of his millennia-old people to go into international diplomacy on behalf of Israel.
Prior to his foreign service, Khaldi had obtained a Masters Degree in Political Science from Tel Aviv University, served in the Israeli Ministry of Defense, the Israel Police, and in the Israel Defense Forces as a political analyst. In 2006 he was appointed the Deputy Consul in San Francisco.
Khaldi will discuss his remarkable journey as well as the complex dimensions and loyalties involved, and the uniqueness of being an Israeli Bedouin Muslim.

**A copy of Khaldi’s book, A Shepherd’s Journey, will be available for purchase at the event**

Tuesday, 21st June
6.30pm light refreshments, talk starts at 7pm
The spiro Ark, 25-26 Enford Street London W1H 1DW

Price: £8/£4 for students
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