Date: August 21, 2016
Time: 2:08 pm  to  3:08 pm

This lecture is not at AIA event but may be of interest.

The century old Palestinian-Israeli conflict has been marked by a familiar pattern: isolated incidents of aggression have sparked waves of violence that have quickly spread throughout the land. The details of each of these “trigger episodes” varies widely. But more often than not, these confrontations have started in Jerusalem on the large esplanade known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. Incidents of aggression on this site have enormous potential to inspire anger around the world, undoubtedly making it one of the most sensitive places on earth. In this program, we will explore the role played by archaeology in this conflict: how it is employed by both sides to legitimize their respective narratives of the site.

Presented by Jonathan Lipnick

Jonathan Lipnick is an educator based in Jerusalem, Israel. The son of BAS members Valerie and Bill Lipnick, he was born and raised in Westchester, New York. He holds degrees in religious studies from Indiana University, Hebrew University and Harvard University (MA, 2008). Currently, he works throughout Israel as a tour guide, lecturer and educator focusing primarily on the history of the religions of the holy land. He teaches courses at Shalem College and through the Israeli online education company eTeacher. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Jerusalem.

The presentation will be followed by Q & A and discussion; refreshments provided.


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