Barak to Speak on Campus

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak will speak at UC Berkeley on

Nov. 19.

The event will be sponsored by the Israel Action Committee, a UC

Berkeley student group.

It will be held in Zellerbach Hall at 7 p.m. and will be free for all

students and faculty, said group co-chair David Singer.

Tickets for community members will begin at $40 and go on sale Friday,

he added.

Barak, the most highly decorated Israeli soldier, was prime minister of

Israel from 1999 to 2001 and presided over the 2000 Camp David Accords.

"We think it is very important to to educate the campus community about

what is going on in the Middle East," Singer said. "It is important that a

campus like Berkeley bring major figures like Barak to campus."

Funding for the event came from a number of sources, including

university funds and the ASUC, but David Singer declined to comment on the

total expense of this event.


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