Jerusalem Post Correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh to speak on campus
Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post Correspondent to the West Bank and Gaza
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7-9pm
3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management
Khaled Abu Toameh is the West Bank and Gaza correspondent for the Jerusalem Post. He previously served as a writer for US News and World Report, The Jerusalem Report, and Al-Fajr. He has produced several documentaries on the Palestinians for the BBC and other networks, including some that exposed the connection between Arafat and payments to the armed wing of Fatah and the financial corruption within the Palestinian Authority.
Khaled Abu Toameh began his journalism career as a writer for an official Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) newspaper while attending Hebrew University. In addition to the Jerusalem Post, he also works frequently with NBC and TV-2 Denmark television. Mr. Toameh speaks out against the lack of free speech and press within the Palestinian Authority controlled areas and its effect on the foreign media's coverage on Israel. As a veteran journalist, he has knowledge of the behind-the-scenes action within the Palestinian Authority and other Palestinian organizations.
A question and answer session will follow Khaled Abu Toameh's presentation.
Sponsored by Hillel at the University of Minnesota, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, and the Legacy Heritage Fund.