April at Ostrow: From the Front Lines of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict to Happy Days

        The month of April brings two very different kinds of book signings to the Ostrow Library; one, a conversation on Israeli security, the other, pure entertainment. On April 15, foreign correspondents Jennifer Griffin and Greg Myre will discuss their new book, This Burning Land: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Transformed Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
        Griffin, a Fox News correspondent, and Myre, a New York Times reporter, write about the dramatic changes that have taken place in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the past decade. Based on their eye-witness accounts of some of the most pivotal events, they delve into the thinking that motivates some Palestinians to become suicide bombers and other Palestinians to work as informants for Israel's security forces. Their book addresses a fundamental paradox. Israel is stronger than it has ever been; it has a vibrant society, a thriving economy, and a powerful military, yet it cannot find a way to end the feud with the Palestinians.
        On Sunday April 29, Hall of Fame inductee, Charles Fox, will perform many of his hits and recount the compelling story of his emergence as a musician and composer whose works continue to entertain listeners around the world. Fox composed the music for more than 100 films and many iconic TV series, including Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, and Love Boat.
        He was nominated twice for an Oscar, is a two-time Emmy winner, and wrote the Grammy Award winning song, Killing Me Softly, the title of his fascinating memoir. Highlights of his career include working with some of the greatest names in entertainment, such as Barry Manilow, Roberta Flack, Lena Horne, and Fred Astaire. Don't miss what promises to be an enchanting and entertaining afternoon.
        Both events are scheduled for 4PM, the ticket price to each event is $10, and reservations can be made at 310.440.1246 or wcce.aju.edu.