Laurie King-Irani

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Laurie King-Irani is a founder and member of the team of The Electronic Intifada, which "publishes news, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from a Palestinian perspective [and] is the leading Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media." [1]

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"Dr. Laurie King-Irani is an editor, anthropologist, and freelance writer, and coordinates the International Campaign for Justice for the Victims of Sabra and Shatila, whose legal team lodged the historic case in Belgium against Ariel Sharon and others responsible for the 1982 massacres. King-Irani edited Middle East Report Magazine published by Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) from 1998-2000. In that capacity, she was a frequent commentator on national and international news programs, including MSNBC and CNN, on political, cultural, and military developments in the Middle East and US foreign policies in the region. King-Irani initiated MERIP's media e-mail outreach service and has written articles on Israeli war crimes and the Right of Return campaign that have been published in national magazines in the US and Lebanon. King-Irani has a Ph.D in Sociocultural Anthropology, specialising in the political identity and participation of Palestinian citizens of Israel, based on her field research as a Fulbright scholar in 1992-93 in Nazareth, Israel." She is based in Victoria, Canada, and teaches at the University of Victoria.

Source: The Electronic Intifada website.

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