On Thu., Jan. 30, Dr. Alan Dowty from the University of Notre Dame spoke at the University of Calgary on the subject of the ongoing dispute in Israel. A specialist in Mid-East politics, Dowty traveled extensively to conduct his research.
Dr. Dowty's began by criticizing common misconceptions about the Arab-Israeli conflict portrayed in the media. He does not believe the fighting is a matter of primordial hatred rooted in history.
"Basically, it's a fight between two people, over one piece of land," he said.