A POSITIVE AGENDA FOR ISRAELIS, PALESTINIANS AND AMERICAN JEWS
A talk with Alan Elsner, J Street VP for Communications.
Presented by J Street Rochester
Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 pm at the JCC, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester N.Y.
With the current horrific violence in Israeli and the West Bank and Gaza, many Israelis, Palestinians and American Jews have given up on ever reach peace. Yet, according to Alan Elsner, the two-state solution remains the only viable way to resolve the conflict. This talk will examine why the current situation is unsustainable. Elsner believes that if the parties continue on their present course, Israel’s future as a democracy and Jewish homeland will come under increasing threat. His lecture is entitled:
“A Positive Agenda for Israelis, Palestinians and American Jews”
Elsner is an Israeli citizen who served in the Israeli Defense Forces during the 1982 Lebanon War. He is J Street J Street Vice President for Communications. His previous position was Executive Director of The Israel Project (2010-2012). As State Department and later White House correspondent for Reuters News Agency, Elsner traveled the world with Secretaries of State and was on close terms with presidents and vice presidents. His sharp questioning during the Rwanda genocide forced the United States to change its policy and was later highlighted in the Hollywood movie “Hotel Rwanda.” He is an active longstanding member of Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac, MD.
Audience members will have an opportunity to ask Mr. Elsner what we as Americans can do to help the parties find a way out of their current impasse and move forward.
For further information, or to arrange an interview with either Mr. Elsner or a local Rochester Rabbi, please e mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone Yonathan Shapir at 585-738-4461