22 2014

Israel Solidarity Gathering & Briefing

7:15PM - 8:45PM  

Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley 702 North 22nd St.
Allentown, PA

Contact Aaron Gorodzinsky

An opportunity for the community to come together, show support for Israel during this difficult time and learn more about the current situation.

Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, an expert on Middle East affairs, will provide us with an in-depth analysis of the fluid situation in Israel. Dr. Schanzer brings solid scholarship and public policy credentials to his job of overseeing research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He worked as a terrorism finance analyst at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he played an integral role in the designation of numerous terrorist financiers. A former research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Dr. Schanzer has studied Middle East history in four countries. He earned his Ph.D. from Kings College London, where he wrote his dissertation on the U.S. Congress and its efforts to combat terrorism in the 20th century. 

We will also hear a first-hand account from our community emissaries fresh off their solidarity trip to Israel and special messages from Sen. Pat Toomey, Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Charlie Dent.

Note: No placards or signage will be allowed in the room.

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley. Contact Aaron Aaron Gorodzinsky 610-821-5500 x337 or aaron@jflv.org to learn more.