26 2015

A New Israeli Government Faces a Changing Middle East

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Jewish Studies Center, Arnold Hall 96 Wentworth St.
Charleston, 29424

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In early December 2014 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu undid his ruling Likud coalition when he fired two top ministers, lost four more, and called for early elections, two years ahead of schedule. On March 17th 2015, by the time this talk takes place, Israelis will have gone to the polls: Will Labor come out ahead? Will Netanyahu be elected to a fourth term? In his return to Charleston, Kenneth Jacobson will use the emerging answers to these questions to reflect on the political implications of the March election.

Kenneth Jacobson joined the Anti-Defamation League staff in 1972 and currently serves as its Deputy National Director, responsible for overseeing and coordinating the formulation of ADL’s policy and its implementation. Mr. Jacobson is the author of numerous publications, including The Protocols: Myth and History, The Middle East: Questions and Answers, The Middle East ‘Post’ Lebanon, and US Aid to the Middle East: A Look Back, A Look Ahead. By popular demand, Ken returns each April for an informative and engaging presentation.

Sponsor: Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program