WHEN: Wednesday, January 17, 8 PM
WHERE: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
ADMISSION: Free and Open to the Community
Dr. Eric Mandel, a world expert on Middle Eastern policy, will discuss the legacy of the Balfour Declaration and the Six Day War and why the historical lessons they represent are as important for Israel today as they were 50 and 100 years ago respectively. Despite the miraculous growth and flourishing of the Jewish State over the last 70 years, the same powerful questions as to how America and the world relates to a Jewish State has not been resolved. Dr. Mandel will explore what the specific challenges for Israel are, and what decisions America needs to face in presenting a foundational deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Dr. Eric Mandel is the founder and director of MEPIN™ (Middle East Political and Information Network™), which provides private Middle East research analysis that is read by members of Congress, foreign policy advisors, members of the Knesset, journalists, and other organizational leaders. As director, Dr. Mandel regularly briefs Congress about the current geo-political situation in the Middle East, and meets with members of Israeli leadership and think tanks as well. He is a regular columnist for the Jerusalem Post, reporting on US-Israel relationships, Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Dr. Mandel also serves as the Northeast Co-Chair of Stand With Us, an international organization dedicated to educating the public about Israel, while fighting the BDS. Dr. Mandel frequently speaks on university campuses and in the last year alone, appeared at the Columbia Graduate School of International Affairs and Policy, Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Penn, Binghamton and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In April 2015 he was the keynote speaker for American Defense Contractors in Dallas, Texas.
Program is free and open to the Community. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.