Israeli diplomat discusses new book

Shlomo Ben-Ami, former Israeli minister of foreign affairs, will be in the Bay Area to talk about his new book, “Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy.”

The book is largely based on his experiences in many of the key Israeli-Arab peace conferences, including the Camp David summit in 2000.

Ben-Ami will speak at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (510) 839-2900 ext. 253 or email [email protected].

Ben-Ami also was scheduled to speak about “Scars of War” at the World Affairs Council on Thursday, Feb. 9.