New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies will host “In the Eyes of the Other: How Israelis and Arabs Perceive each Other in the Media,” a public lecture by Bar-Ilan University’s Hillel Frisch, on Wed., Feb. 21, 6 p.m. at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Projection Room (53 Washington Sq. South, betw. Thompson and Sullivan Sts.).

The event is free and open to the public. The public should RSVP to or 212.998.8981. Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

In the lecture, Frisch, author of Countdown to Statehood: Palestinian State Formation in the West Bank and Gaza (State University of New York Press) will explore Arab, and specifically Palestinian, perceptions of Israel, Jews, and Judaism, and the parallel Israeli perceptions of the Arab world. Frisch, also a senior researcher in the BESA Center for Strategic Studies, will examine what each side of the Arab-Israeli conflict knows about the other and how this information is obtained.

The Taub Center for Israel Studies, established in 2003, is one of the few university-based research centers dedicated to the study of modern Israel and its recent history, society, and politics. The Taub Center supports lectures, seminars, scholarly colloquia, and other special programs for students, faculty, and the community. The Center was established with a gift from the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation.

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