Co-hosted by the Israel Institute, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Center for Jewish History, this event will explore Israel's evolution from its birth through modern day, and offer insights into what lies ahead. Discussions will focus on transformations within Israeli politics and society, the history and current state of U.S.-Israel relations, and challenges for American Jewish engagement with Israel.

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 9 AM - 6 PM
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St. New York, NY

SCHEDULE

  • 9:00am
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    9:15am
    Gathering and opening remarks by organizers
  • 9:15am
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    10:15am
    Panel 1: Non-Zionist Sectors in a Zionist State
    Moderator: Prof. Aaron Koller (Yeshiva University)
    SPEAKERS:

    Prof. Rifat Azam (Washington University of St. Louis): The Arab minority in Israel

    Dr. Nechumi Yaffe (Princeton University): The Haredi Perspective

  • 10:15am
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    10:30am
    Break
  • 10:30am
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    12:00pm
    Panel 2: Geopolitical Transitions in the U.S.-Israel Relationship
    Moderator: Sharon Nazarian (ADL)
    SPEAKERS:

    Amb. Itamar Rabinovich (Israel Instititute)

    Dr. Tamara Cofman Wittes (Brookings Institution)

    Elliott Abrams (Council on Foreign Relations)

  • 12:00pm
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    1:15pm
    Lunch
  • 1:15pm
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    2:30pm
    Panel 3: Israel in the Writer's Imagination
    Moderator: Sandee Brawarsky (Jewish Week)
    SPEAKERS:

    Nicole Krauss

    Ruby Namdar

  • 2:30pm
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    2:45pm
    Break
  • 2:45pm
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    4:00pm
    Panel 4: New Voices and New Politics in Israel
    Moderator: Amir Tibon (Haaretz)
    SPEAKERS:

    Prof. Yael Aronoff (Michigan State University): The New Right-Wing Narrative

    Prof. Elie Rekhess (Northwestern University): The New Arab Politics

    Prof. Alex Kaye (Brandeis University): Religious Judaism in Israeli Politics

    Prof. Yifat Bitton (College of Management -- Rishon L'Zion): Mizrahim in Israeli Politics

  • 4:00pm
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    4:20pm
    Break
  • 4:20pm
    Salutations from the Consul General of Israel in New York
    Amb. Dani Dayan
  • 4:30pm
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    6:00pm
    Keynote Discussion: The Arc of Israeli History
    Introduction: Amb. Itamar Rabinovich (Israel Institute)
    SPEAKERS:

    Amb. Shlomo Ben-Ami

    Prof. Anita Shapira (Tel Aviv University)

    Moderated Q and A: Dr. David Myers (CJH/UCLA)


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