The Arab-Palestine Conflict with Rev. Harold Beu

Given that Israel has been a client state of our government and given the seemingly intractability of the conflict in that tragically and ironically named The Holy Land, it behooves us American citizens to understand the history of Israel/Palestine.

In this course, Rev. Harold Beu will lead you on an exploration of the origins of Zionism, the Balfour Declaration, the British Mandate of Palestine, the U.N. Partition, the War of Independence (for Israelis) or the Nakba (or the Catastrophe for Palestinians) and the Six Day War (1967) among other topics including the current conditions of the people there.

Rev. Harold W. Beu is a retired Unitarian Universalist Minister and high school teacher of history, civics, math, and psychology. As a student of religion and of Jewish heritage, he has been driven him to understand the importance of Judaism and Islam to the world and to have concern about how the conflict affects people’s understanding of those religions.

The class will meet on Fridays at 4:00 PM beginning on September 18 and finishing on October 23.  Contact Harold ( or 266-381-6439) to reserve your spot. A free-will offering for the class to benefit UU Community Church will gratefully be accepted but not required.