Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to discuss "How Israel Lost."
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer will visit Pomona College on February 15 to talk about his latest book, How Israel Lost: The Four Questions (Simon & Schuster, 2004). The questions are modeled after the questions asked at a Passover Seder, are: “Why do we care about Israel?”; “Why don’t the Palestinians have a state?”; “What is a Jewish state?”; and “Why is there no peace?”
Cramer was dispatched to Egypt for two weeks in 1977 to cover the Middle East peace talks, but remained in the Middle East through the talks and for the invasion of Lebanon by Israel. His reporting from the front lines of the invasion won him a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. Returning to the area after almost 25 years, Cramer noticed that things were different with regards to Israel and its place in the world, prompting his latest book. The lecture will begin at 4:15 pm in the Smith Campus Center, Room 208.