Washington DC Jewish Community Center

Embracing Democracy: Examining the History of 1948

Date:
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Time:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

Embracing Democracy New Banner

NEW TIME: Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO ADAS ISRAEL AND WILL BE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN ARI SHAVIT & LEON WIESELTIER AT 8:00 PM

**ADVANCED SALES CLOSED, LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR**

$15/$11 Discounted Member price 
*If you cannot afford the price of admission and would like to attend, please register using the "Limited Income" ticket option. 

The creation of the State of Israel and its subsequent victory over the assembled Arab armies arrayed against it was widely regarded as a modern miracle in 1948. The War of Independence, coming after the trauma of the Shoah and fulfilling an ancient longing for a return to Zion, made for a heroic moment in Israeli and Jewish consciousness. In the years since, different historians have helped to uncover the more complex history of the war and its aftermath, even as that history has become an object of political debate. Our panel will discuss the developments in the historical research of 1948, the uses  of that history and its impact on contemporary political discussions. 

Moderator:

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Commentary, among other places.

Panelists Include:

Professor Donna Robinson Divine, Morningstar Family Foundation Professor of Government and Director of Middle East Studies at Smith College
Shay Hazkani, 
Visiting Scholar at Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society
Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

 

Dahlia Lithwick Donna Robinson Divine Shay Hazkani Yehuda Kurtzer


We're sorry, the deadline for buying tickets for this event has passed.


 
Powered by image