Arna Wilkinson

Speakers urges binational peace

Ali Abunimah, a commentator on Arab-American and Middle Eastern affairs, addressed the options of peace in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict before a receptive crowd of UI students and community members on Wednesday night. The mood was somber as the social-policy researcher dedicated his speech about the merits of a binational state to those who have died in skirmishes between the two groups, including several Iowans. “I feel a great sense of responsibility that what we say here tonight - everything we say is in seriousness - so much is at stake,” he said.