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The Forgotten Flight – Book Talk, 25 June

ERM has the pleasure in hosting a book talk on Sunday 25 June where the author and lawyer Stuart H. Newberger will be discussing his fascinating new book “The Forgotten Flight” with Dr. Shuki Friedman.

On September 19, 1989, 170 people were killed when UTA Flight 772 was destroyed by a suitcase bomb planted by Libyan agents. Despite being one of the deadliest terror attacks in history, outside France it remained overshadowed by the Lockerbie bombing that had taken place ten months earlier. Both attacks were carried out at the instruction of Libya’s dictator Muammer Qaddafi, but while ‘Lockerbie’ became synonymous with international terrorism, UTA 772 became the ‘forgotten flight’.

As a lawyer, Stuart H. Newberger represented the families of the seven Americans killed in the UTA 772 attack. Now he tells the story of the ‘forgotten flight’.

  • 17:45 – Refreshments
  • 18:00 – Introductory remarks from Amnon Epstein
  • 18:10 – Book talk: Stuart H. Newberger in conversation with Dr. Shuki Friedman
  • 19:30 – Event ends


For further details, please click on the invitation below or RSVP to Efrat Black – if you would like to attend.

About the speakers

Stuart H. Newberger is a Washington-based senior partner with the international law firm of Crowell & Moring. His practice centres on handling complex international disputes, many involving the actions of governments. He has over 30 years of “first-chair” experience as a trial and appellate advocate in the U.S. courts, as well as international arbitration venues around the world, including ICSID, PCA, ICC, ICDR, AAA, SCC, LCIA, Austrian Federal Economic Centre and ad hoc proceedings pursuant to the NCITRAL rules. He founded the firm’s “International Dispute Resolution” practice.

Dr. Shuki Friedman heads the Israel Democracy Institute’s Center for Religion, Nation and State and is a senior Of Counsel at ERM. He is a member of the Faculty of Law of the Peres Academic Center and served as secretary of the Locker Committee for Examining the Defense Budget, chairman of the government committee on the sanctions against Iran, and head of the international and foreign law department for the legal division of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office. He received an L.L.B. and a B.A. in Economics and Middle Eastern Studies and an LL.M. and Ph.D. in Islamic Constitutional Law from Bar-Ilan University. He is a member of the Israeli Bar.

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