Israeli Journalist To Speak Jan. 30

Jan. 24, 2003

Israeli journalist Joel Bainerman will deliver a lecture titled "In a Season of War: Israel, Palestine, Iraq and America, An Israeli Journalist's Perspective" at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies Research Center on the third floor of Carroll Library at Baylor University. The lecture is sponsored by Baylor's Center for American and Jewish Studies, the journalism department and the Middle East studies program.

Bainerman was born in Toronto and immigrated to Israel in l981 at the age of 24. One of the first English-language writers to report on Israel's growing technology-based industries for business publications in the United States and United Kingdom, he served from 1983-86 as the business editor of the Jerusalem-based The Israel Economist. From l989-91, Bainerman was a business writer and then economics editor of The Jerusalem Post.

In early l988, Bainerman began research on "The Economic Dimensions of the Arab-Israeli Conflict." His findings were published in numerous Israeli and Middle East academic journals, and in a series of 14 articles on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal from l990-95. During this time, he became the first writer (Israeli or Palestinian) to publish articles regularly on Palestinian business affairs in American and United Kingdom trade publications.

Bainerman also has served as the Israel correspondent for The Canadian Press and for the Middle East monthly magazine, The Middle East, and regularly published opinion editorials on Israeli and Middle East affairs in The Baltimore Sun, The Toronto Globe and Mail, New York Newsday, and The Christian Science Monitor.

The lecture is free and open to Baylor students, faculty and staff. For more information, call 710-1510.

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