The Link, published on a bi-monthly basis, is Americans for Middle East Understanding (AMEU)'s primary education and information tool. More than 175 issues of The Link have followed since the first issue written by Humphrey Walz appeared in 1968.
For the first two decades of its existence, The Link was virtually the only national periodical published for a diverse audience by an American non-profit organization that persistently challenged the prevailing myths and stereotypes about Arabs, Muslims and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
About This Issue
A professional violinist, Thomas Suárez has played with major symphony orchestras, held chamber music posts, and was on the faculty of Palestine’s National Conservatory of Music — until the Conservatory gave up on its attempts to get him past the Israeli siege to his new post in Gaza.
In our Dec. 2008 Link “Captive Audiences,” Tom wrote about his experiences playing for West Bank refugee children, along with his partner Nancy Elan and her London Philharmonic Orchestra colleague, Tom Eisner.
Tom has also authored two books on Palestine: “Palestine Sixty Years Later,” a 2008-9 look at Gaza, Jerusalem, and the West Bank; and “State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel,” published last year.
In 2015, Tom was elected to AMEU’s Board of Directors.
A native of New York, Tom now resides in London.