Israel ambassador says history vital in understanding Middle East conflict

April 27, 2016

“The future starts yesterday. If you don’t know the past, you are bound to repeat the mistakes of the past.”

This was how H.E. Ephraim Ben Matityau, the Israel Ambassador to the Philippines, began his lecture “Root Origins of the Middle East Conflict - Challenges and Hopes, Looking into the root origins of the Middle East Conflict since its inception in the early 20th Century”  on April 22, 2016 at the Ateneo Law School in Makati City.

H.E. Ephraim Ben Matityau, Israel Ambassador to the Philippines, expounds on the root origins of the Middle East conflict.

The conflict, or what Matityau referred to as the “Muddle East”    is entrenched in issues on citizenship, subject, freedom, independence, and human rights.  What is important, he stressed, is to not judge the past but learn from it.

The Academic Lecture Series was organized by the Embassy of Israel in Manila in cooperation with the Ateneo Law School.  

Matityau is flanked by Dr. Antonette Angeles, Vice President for the Professional Schools and Dean Sedfrey Candelaria of the Ateneo Law School.

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  • Israel ambassador says history vital in understanding Middle East conflict
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    “The future starts yesterday. If you don’t know the past, you are bound to repeat the mistakes of the past.”

    This was how H.E. Ephraim Ben Matityau, the Israel Ambassador to the Philippines, began his lecture “Root Origins of the Middle East Conflict - Challenges and Hopes, Looking into the root origins of the Middle East Conflict since its inception in the early 20th Century”  on April 22, 2016 at the Ateneo Law School in Makati City.

    H.E. Ephraim Ben Matityau, Israel Ambassador to the Philippines, expounds on the root origins of the Middle East conflict.

    The conflict, or what Matityau referred to as the “Muddle East”    is entrenched in issues on citizenship, subject, freedom, independence, and human rights.  What is important, he stressed, is to not judge the past but learn from it.

    The Academic Lecture Series was organized by the Embassy of Israel in Manila in cooperation with the Ateneo Law School.  

    Matityau is flanked by Dr. Antonette Angeles, Vice President for the Professional Schools and Dean Sedfrey Candelaria of the Ateneo Law School.