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02/01/2013

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RELIGION BRIEFS Gilad Schalit (left) and Dr. Gershon Baskin/Contributed photo TEMPLE TO HOST SHOWING OF THE SECRET CONDUIT TO FREEDOM J Street and Temple Sinai will present Dr. Gershon Baskin lecturing on The Secret Conduit to Freedom — the Story of Negotiations between Israel and Hamas To Free Gilad Schalit at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. Sarasota would be appreciated, the release says. J Street is a somewhat controversial organization, the release points out. Though it is pro-Israel, it believes "that a two-state solution Baskin is the veteran peace activist "who was to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the single best chance we have to secure Israel's future instrumental in creating the breakthrough that as a Jewish democracy," the release says. brought the abducted soldier Gilad Schalit home safely" after Schalit was held as a pris- Rabbi Geoffrey Huntting of Temple Sinai is oner of Hamas for more than five years, a a member of J Street's Rabbinic Council, the release adds news release says. "A long line of diplomats from Egypt, Germa- A Super Bowl party with big-screen viewing ny, France, Turkey and other countries tried and food will follow the presentation, the refor more than five years to reach a deal be- lease continues. The cost of the dinner is $20. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP tween Israel and Hamas to free Schalit," the to 924-1802. For more information visit Temrelease points out. Baskin "will share the de- pleSinaiSpeaker@gmail.com. tails and fascinating story of the secret and direct channels of talk that were held with Temple Sinai is located at 4631 South Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota. It welcomes Hamas," the release notes. guests, the release points out. For more inThis program is free and open to the public; formation about the temple, visit Templesihowever, reservations to jstreet.org/signup/ nai-sarasota.org.

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