Cafe Palestina will present a talk by Jeff Klein, a convener of Massachusetts Peace Actions' Palestine/Israel working group, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the South Berkshire Friends Meeting House, 280 State Road, Route 23.

Klein will present "What is Happening in Syria, the Middle East, and Why." Admission is free.

Klein traveled with an international delegation to Syria in spring 2015. His frequent travels to the region over the past decade puts him in a unique position to understand Syria in the context of the entire Middle East, including Israel and Palestine.