BPN Logo
BPN Logo
OSLO and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Why We Theater

OSLO and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East erupted yet again in May 2021. The violence and fight for land and rights goes back thousands of years, though the State of Israel was established in 1948.

1 h 38 mins
10/14/21

About

The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East erupted yet again in May 2021. The violence and fight for land and rights goes back thousands of years, though the State of Israel was established in 1948. Meanwhile, thousands have lost their lives and more continue to suffer. It’s considered the unsolvable conflict. But is peace in the Middle East truly impossible?

Tony Award winner J.T. Rogers, experts Aziz Abu Sarah (National Geographic Explorer, TED Fellow, peace-builder) and Libby Lenkinski (New Israel Fund) and host Ruthie Fierberg discuss the approach to peace in the context of Rogers’ play and HBO film Oslo, how things have changed since Oslo Peace Accords, possible solutions, and, most importantly, how to ease the suffering of Israelis and Palestinians now.

Read the play here.

Watch the film adaptation here.

Create the change

From Palestinian authors:

  • Palestinian Walks by Raja Shehadeh
  • The 100 Years War on Palestine by Rashid Khalidi
  • Salt Houses by Hala Alyan
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine by Noura Erakat
  • Memory For Forgetfulness by Mahmoud Darwish

From Israeli authors:

  • All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan
  • The Art of Leaving by Ayelet Tsabari
  • Sadness is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman
  • The Wall and the Gate by Michael Sfard
  • To the End of the Land by David Grossman

From non-Israeli/non-Palestinian authors:

  • Kingdoms of Olive and Ash edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman
  • Apiergon by Colum McCann
  • Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander
  • Can We Talk About Israel? by Daniel Sokatch (out October 19)

About Our Guests:

Ruthie Fierberg, Host

Ruthiefierberg.com

IG: @whywetheater / T: @whywetheater

IG: @ruthiefierceberg / T: @RuthiesATrain

J.T. Rogers, playwright

JTRogerswriter.com / Twitter: @stagewriter

Aziz Abu Sarah, guest expert

Azizabusarah.com / @AzizAbuSarah

Libby Lenkinski, guest expert

NIF.org / @libbylenkinski

Read full bios here.

Referred to in this episode

© Broadway Podcast Network, All Rights Reserved