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Israeli Society & Politics Virtual Speaker Series
Brought to you by the Jewish Community Relations Councils (JCRCs) and Jewish Federations of Greater Santa Barbara; Peoria; Springfield, IL; and Ventura County
Jul 8, 2020 01:00 PM
Jul 15, 2020 01:00 PM
Jul 22, 2020 01:00 PM
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Tal Schneider - Israeli Society at a Crossroad
@Wednesday, July 8 at 11 am PST / 1 pm CDT
Chief Diplomatic and Political Correspondent of the Globe, Israeli financial daily, Tal Schneider will discuss Israel's 4 main groups: National-Religious, Secular, Palestinian Arabs & Ultra-Orthodox and the way forward in a complex, intriguing and spiritually-rich Israel.
Chemi Shalev - Israeli Politics Explained
Wednesday, July 15 at 11 am PST / 1:00 pm CDT
Haaretz US Editor and Correspondent Chemi Shalev will discuss that after a year of repeat elections and political paralysis, Israel finally has a new government - the most bloated in its history. How did we get here? What is the secret of Netanyahu’s charm, what historic and social grievances does he draw on and how has he managed to triumph despite standing trial as a criminal defendant? And Israel’s despondent center-left - which is closest in its liberal worldview to U.S. Jewry - has been crushed by recent events. Can it ever recover?
Eetta Prince-Gibson
Wednesday, July 22 at 11 am PST / 1:00 pm CDT
Israel Editor of Moment Magazine, Eetta Prince-Gibson discusses that despite threats to democracy and social cohesion, Israel has a remarkable civil society that is working to promote multiculturalism, equality, and liberal values. Can civil society help Israel face the current crises? And what role can the American Jewish community play?