Calculating Risks: Amb. Dennis Ross and David Makovsky

By The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center (other events)

Tuesday, February 4 2020 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Calculating Risks: Four Israeli Leaders Who Did

A Conversation with Dennis Ross and David Makovsky

Tuesday, February 4

6:30 PM

$25 general admission

$59 reserved section including post-reception with speakers

For six decades, Israeli leaders made bold compromises to build a state and inch it toward peace. David Ben-Gurion navigated an international minefield to turn his dream into reality. Menachem Begin welcomed his old enemy, Anwar Sadat, to Jerusalem. Yitzhak Rabin extended self-rule to the West Bank. And Ariel Sharon withdrew from Gaza and recognized the Palestinian right to statehood. 

Can Israel’s current leadership live up to that legacy of risk-taking compromise? 

In their latest book, Ambassador Dennis Ross and David Makovsky limn portraits of these audacious leaders and ask whether Israel’s current leadership will protect their nation’s identity and character with the same skill. 

Dennis Ross served as a US point person on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations and as a special advisor to both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. David Makovsky worked as a senior advisor to President Obama’s Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations.  Coauthors of Myths, Illusions, and Peace, they both work at The Washington Institute.

Moderated by Hindy Poupko, Deputy Chief Officer, UJA-Federation, NY. 

Presented by The Jewish Week Media Group

In Partnership with the UJA-Federation of New York 


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