A Clear Choice for
a Better Future:
A discussion on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Jeremy Ben Ami, President and founder of J Street with moderator David Sarasohn from The Oregonian
These are challenging times for the pro-Israel, pro-peace community. But peace if vital, and there is no viable alternative to a two-state solution. The Gaza conflict this summer underscored a harsh reality: the lack of a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict means a never-ending cycle of death and destruction, providing neither long-term security for Israel nor freedom and justice for Palestinians. The status-quo cannot be maintained.
Come hear what we can to do to achieve a secure & democratic future
for the Jewish homeland...
Tuesday, December 9 at 7pm; Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland
Jeremy Ben-Ami is the founder and President of J Street, bringing to the role both deep experience in American politics and government and a passionate commitment to the state of Israel.
Ben-Ami’s family connection to Israel goes back 130 years to the first aliyah when his great-grandparents were among the first settlers in Petah Tikva. His grandparents were one of the founding families of Tel Aviv, and his father was an activist and leader in the Irgun, working for Israel’s independence and on the rescue of European Jews before and during World War II.
David Sarasohn has been an opinion columnist for The Oregonian since 1983, and has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Nation, among others. He has won various national and regional awards. He has a PhD in American history from UCLA, and has written three books on ludicrously diverse subjects.