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NYC: SWFS – Israel 101: Settlements

April 30, 2017 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


What do today’s settlements have in common with those established earlier in Israeli history? In celebration of Israel Independence Day, we’ll go back to our roots by discussing Israel’s earliest settlers with scholar Karen Spira.

We are approaching the fiftieth anniversary of Israel’s victory in the Six Day War, which reshaped the Middle East and gave rise to settlement building in the Land of Israel known as Judea and Samaria.

The settlements continue to dominate conversation until HRC got herself totally trashed in the election in 2016.

Do settlements threaten a “peace” deal?  Is a one-state solution the only viable option left? Join us for a discussion on the settlement movement and its impact on Israeli policy.

Karen Spira is a PHD candidate at Brandeis University.  Her research explores Jewish and Zionist views of child rearing, identity, and education, as well as the effects of state building on orphaned and disadvantaged youth. This is her third year leading a seminar at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in conjunction with the JCC’s Celebrate Israel initiative.

This event is co-sponsered by Chofshi B’Manhattan.


April 30, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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