Israel is going through some tough times, facing challenges at home and abroad.
Learn more about the issues, ask your questions and have your say about how Israel should approach them.
The topics for discussion are always current and up-to-date - we can decide which topics to discuss with program organizers.
Examples from current discussion subjects:
Refugees and migration: This has become a global challenge. Should Israel be willing to take in refugees from the conflict in Syria? How should Israel deal with migrant workers or asylum seekers? Should Israel open its gates to all seeking asylum, as Jews expected others to take them in during the period of the Shoah (Holocaust)? Should Israel fear from outside influences or is this mere xenophobia?
Violence on Israel's streets: How should Israel address the problem? Has the stalled peace process prompted the recent violence? How should Israel address tension between different sectors of the population? How are events depicted in the media?
Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS): How should Israel relate to the global BDS campaigns? Does Israel get a fair hearing in the media? How can Israel improve its image? Is Israel fighting a losing battle?
The peace process and relations with the current US administration: The most significant subjects on Israel's agenda. How do the close relations between Israel and the USA affect Israel's international standing? What should Israel do now? How should Israel act towards Arab states in such a dynamic Middle East? How should Israel relate to the United Nations? How eager is Israel to achieve agreements with the Palestinians? How should Israel relate to tensions within Palestinian politics? Who are Israel's partners in peace efforts? How much of a priority is peace to the Israeli government?
Discuss Israel's contemporary dilemmas - understand the current challenges Israel faces. Ask your questions and have your say.
This program is suitable for:
Synagogue and community-wide audiences, JCC’s, JCRC’s, Israel action committees, Hillel and college student groups, 11-12th grade students at high schools or supplementary schools (religious schools etc.). Professional development sessions for lay leadership, Federation staff, teachers, educators & clergy. Men's clubs, Sisterhood and Hadassah groups, golden ager groups. No prior knowledge required.
Duration: 90 minutes
North America: $900 for single program or $1500 per day of programming (according to your schedule, this could be three, four or more engagements in one locality) plus local transportation and accommodation where applicable.
The presentation is also available as part of a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat ($2000). Contact us for itinerary suggestions.
UK: £450 for single program, £750 for a full day of activities, £950 for Scholar-in-residence Shabbat plus local transport and accommodation where applicable.
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