Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman: Kingdom of Olives and Ash

Jun 1 2017


Temple Sinai
3100 Military Road NW,
Washington, DC 20015


Book reading and discussion with Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, and Avner Gvaryahu, moderated by Ted Koppel

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank. The violence on both sides of the conflict has been horrific, the casualties catastrophic.

Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today’s most renowned novelists and essayists, have joined forces with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence—an organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice there—and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories.