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Across the Divide: Talking Candidly and Constructively about Israel
A Special Discussion Series
Nov 15th - Apr 11th 7:00 PM

10 East 66th Street

Too much bickering, too little listening. That’s today’s conversation about Israel.

This series is designed to change that reality by bringing together prominent voices from along the political, denominational and generational spectrums. Has Israel become just another pawn in the Washington political game? Can we bridge our religious divisions to speak in a single voice about Israel’s future? How can we develop common ground between older Jews, who grew up with one vision of Israel, and younger Jews, who have entirely different experiences?

Whether you’re a Democrat frustrated with Republican policies or a Republican convinced the Democrats don’t support Israel, an Orthodox Jew committed to settlements or a secular Jew who abhors them, a parent who can’t mention Israel to your children or a younger person convinced your parents don’t have a clue - or none of the above - please cross the divide with us.

Part I
The Generational Divide: Examining the Past, Present and Future of Israel’s Engagement
featuring influential voices of the upcoming generation, including:

Yair Rosenberg, Senior Writer, Tablet Magazine
Batya Ungar-Sargon, Opinion Editor, the Forward
Bari Weiss, Op-Ed Writer and Editor, the New York Times

The next two parts of the series will occur in the Winter /Spring semester, with speakers still to be announced:

Part II
The Partisan Divide: Israel As a Washington Political Football
Featuring influential voices of the Republican and Democratic parties
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Part III
The Denominational Divides: Is Israel Destined to Split Our Community?
With speakers from disparate religious persuasions, from the Orthodox to the secular
Thursday, April 11, 2019

In partnership with the Israel Policy Forum and the Anti-Defamation League

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