25 2021

Cultural Arts Author Series: Daniel Sokatch "Can We Talk About Israel?"

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

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$ Cost $ 5.00

Register in advance. A primer on Israel and the Israeli-Pales­tin­ian conflict.

Can’t you just explain the Israel sit­u­a­tion to me? In, like, 10 min­utes or less?” This is the ques­tion Daniel Sokatch is used to answer­ing on an almost dai­ly basis. As the head of the New Israel Fund, which is ded­i­cat­ed to equal­i­ty and democ­ra­cy for all Israelis, not just Jews, Sokatch is supreme­ly well-versed on the Israeli con­flict.

Can We Talk About Israel? is the sto­ry of that con­flict, and of why so many peo­ple feel so strong­ly about it with­out actu­al­ly under­stand­ing it very well at all. It is an attempt to grap­ple with a cen­tu­ry-long strug­gle between two peo­ples that both per­ceive them­selves as (and indeed are) vic­tims. And it’s an attempt to explain why Israel (and the Israeli-Pales­tin­ian con­flict) inspires such extreme feel­ings‚ why it seems like Israel is the answer to what is wrong with the world” for half the peo­ple in it, and what is right with the world” for the oth­er half.

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