Israel 101 Four Part Seminar

How to Respond to Challenging Questions about Israel

Wednesday, October 11 Israeli History for Israel Advocates
Wednesday, November 1 Jewish Settlements on the West Bank: Implications and Policies
Tuesday, December 5 U.S.-Israel Relations: Are They Still Special?
Thursday, December 14 Making the Case for Israel: How to be an Effective Advocate (with David Harris)

 

The four part series will be held at the:
American Jewish Archives
on the campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
3101 Clifton Avenue
11:30am – 1:30 pm
Lunch is included

Israel 101 is a four-part series that will prepare you to stand up for Israel with knowledge and confidence. In classic AJC style, this course is structured as an open discussion and involves diverse perspectives. You’ll gain an understanding of Israel, the contrasting narratives about it, and how to spot the factual distortions insinuated by Israel’s critics. At the end of each session, an AJC expert will set out the practical application of what was discussed in class.

The series will be taught remotely. Dr. Steven Bayme, AJC Director of Contemporary Jewish Affairs, will teach the first three, and AJC’s CEO David Harris, the concluding session. In that final session, you will experience a “conversation in action” which will model real world applications.

Delving further into Israel’s story, as well as the narratives of its critics, Israel 101 will sharpen your understanding of Israel and Israel advocacy. You will gain insight into competing strains of thought about the Arab-Israeli conflict within Israeli society, Palestinian society, and in the larger Arab and Muslim world. Discussion will also focus on Israel’s struggle to gain its “place among the nations” including at the UN and other world bodies and on best approaches to Israel advocacy in a variety of settings.

Program Chair: Phyllis Jackson, member, AJC Cincinnati Board

TUITION: $118 contribution to AJC for entire series with lunch and materials.
Enrollment is limited!

Register here or contact Cathy Heldman, AJC Cincinnati Regional Director at heldmanc@ajc.org or 513.621.4020 for more information.

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