Michael Warschawski was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1949. Since 1965 he has lived in Israel. In 1984 he founded the Israeli-Palestinian Alternative Information Center (AIC), which campaigns for freedom in the Near East. He has been director of the AIC since 1999, which he represents in the International Council of the World Social Forum since 2001 . In his books he deals with the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. His current work on the 33 Day War – written in collaboration with Lebanese professor of politics Gilbert Achar – explains Lebanese views and relates them to Israeli and American Politics.
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