How Not to Think About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

WHEN
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT
WHERE
online

12-1 pm ET/ 9 am-10 am PT/ 19:00-20:00 IL

In this program offered in partnership with SAPIR: A Journal of Jewish Conversations, we explore the perils of looking at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a purely Western lens, particularly in the media and on college campuses. (Current JFN members are eligible to receive a free hard copy of the upcoming issue of Sapir, which will come out in November. Fill out this form to claim your copy.)

As leading intellectual and former Knesset member Einat Wilf wrote in a recent issue of SAPIR, critics have for decades "cast Jews, Israel, and Zionism as the evil side in the conflict through their consistent and persistent employment of the 'Placard Strategy': utilizing simple equations such as those that might appear on a placard in an anti-Israel demonstration. On one side of the equation are Israel, Zionism, and images such as the Star of David. The evil du jour is the other side, whether it is Imperialism, Colonialism, Racism, Apartheid or — for the truly determined — Genocide and Nazism. Most recently, White Supremacy was added to the list."

Speakers

Einat Wilf
Author, Former Member of Knesset

 

Leah Soibel
Founder & CEO
Fuente Latina

 

Rabbi Mike Uram
Chief Vision & Education Officer
Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies

Felicia Herman (Moderator)
Chief Operating Officer
The Maimonides Fund

 

 

 

 

SAPIR is a journal exploring the future of the American Jewish community and its intersection with cultural, social, and political issues. It is published by Maimonides Fund with Bret Stephens serving as Editor-in-Chief and Felicia Herman as Managing Editor. 

Current JFN members are eligible to receive a free hard copy of the upcoming issue of Sapir, which will come out in November. Fill out this form to claim your copy.


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