past israel forum events

The Next Frontier of Israel Hi-Tech


Israel's well-documented role as a center of innovation is poised to transform the world stage, as countries around the world, including the Us, are turning to Israel to study its successes, translate them, and implement them at home.

A political history of Israel through the life and music of Meir Ariel


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Peace Possible Now' The Current Israeli-Palestinian Peace Initiative


Tal Becker from the current Israeli negotiating team and Ghaith Al-Omari of the American Task Force on Palestine discuss the current Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative in the context of the Middle East, and the particular challenges and opportunities of this negotiation. Moderated by: Ethan Bronner, Deputy National Editor, The New York Times

Jewish Pluralism in Israel


Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenburg, Jewish Pluralism Grants Officer, New Israel Fund
Rabbi Seth Farber, Founder and Director, ITIM
Rabbi Naamah Kelman, Dean, Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem
Rabbi Uri Regev, Founder and Director, Hiddush
Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen, Rabbi David Rosenn, Rabbi Joy Levitt, and Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen

Gather with members of the New York Jewish community across the religious spectrum. Learn about the work being done on the ground in Israel to bring about change. Be inspired by leaders and activists for Jewish pluralism. Discover what we as American Jews can do to advance this work.

Moderated by Dr. John Ruskay, Executive Vice President and CEO, UJA-Federation of New York

Co-sponsorered by the Forward, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the New Israel Fund, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and Yeshivat Maharat

Made possible by a generous gift from the Doris and Myron Saranga Trust

The Israel Forum presents: Lessons From the Courts: Religion, State, and Civil Rights


Justice Dorit Beinish
Jeffrey Toobin
Judith Kaye

discussion with Justice Dorit Beinisch, President (Ret.) of the Supreme Court of Israel, The Honorable Judith S. Kaye, former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court moderated by renowned legal journalist Jeffrey Toobin. Tuesday, June 2 5.

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US-Israel Security Cooperation and the Iranian Nuclear Threat

Dan Meridor, Gary Samore, Carol Giacomo

Dan Meridor
Gary Samore
Carol Giacomo

Dan Meridor, Israel's Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy along with Dr. Gary Samore, former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism in the Obama Administration in a conversation moderated by Carol Giacomo, foreign policy specialist of the New York Times Editorial Board. Sunday, May 5 2013.

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Zionism and Liberalism: Conflicting Values or Complementary identities'

Mose Halbertal,  Michael Walzer,  Jane Eisner

Mose Halbertal
Michael Walzer
Jane Eisner

How does Israel navigate its identity as a Jewish Democratic State' The Israel Forum is proud to present luminary philosophers Professors Moshe Halbertal and Michael Walzer in a conversation about Israel, nationalism,liberalism and religion,moderated by Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of the Forward. Sunday, April 14 2013.

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Defensible Borders in a Changing Middle East

Dore Gold,  Ambassador Dennis Ross, Campbell Brown

Dore Gold
Ambassador Dennis Ross
Campbell Brown

The JCC in Manhattan's Israel Forum Presents: Campbell Brown in conversation with Dennis Ross and former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Dore Gold Drawing Israel's borders is the source of decades of debate and controversy. How can Israel maintain its borders safely and securely while treating its neighbors justly' How has the Arab Spring affected that dynamic' The Israel Forum at the JCC is proud to present Emmy Award winning journalist Campbell Brown in conversation with Ambassador Dore Gold and diplomat and author Dennis Ross, two renowned experts on negotiating Israel's borders.

Sun, Jan 27, 2013

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The Israel Forum Presents: Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren

Michael Oren

Michael OrenThe American-Israeli relationship runs deep and is full of both passions and pit-falls. There is no one better to lay the landscape than Michael Oren, ambassador, author, and academic. Join us for a very privileged discussion with one of the top players in the Israeli-American relationship. Tue, Dec 4, 2012

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