Diversity. Zionism. Geopolitics.

All events are taking place on the Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community and are FREE and open to the community.  For more information or to RSVP for each event email lhenderson@ujft.org or call 757-965-6107.

1503 Diversity – Ishmael Khaldi
Tuesday, December 12th

Ishmael Khaldi is an Arab-Muslim-Israeli who holds the distinction of being the first Bedouin appointed as a diplomat in Israel’s Foreign Ministry. Since that historic occasion in 2004, Khaldi has continued to represent his homeland: in San Francisco as Israel’s Deputy Consul General, in Jerusalem as Policy Advisor to the Foreign Minister, and now in London as Counselor for Civil Society Affairs at the Embassy of Israel. Author of the 2010 memoir A Shepherd’s Journey, Khaldi is a patriot and ardent supporter of Israel who served with the Israeli Defense Forces and the Israeli Police. He brings a unique and honest perspective to diversity in Israel today.

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1513 Zionism – Gil Troy
Wednesday, January 29th

Live event at the Sandler Family Campus is cancelled.

But, you can still hear his presentation, ask questions and learn more from Gil--in the comfort and safety of your home on January 29th!

7:00 pm  Call toll-free, 1-(855)-756-7520 Extension 23657#

Gil Troy is one of today’s most prominent activists fighting against the delegitimization of Israel. A respected political historian, Troy is the author of 8 books, including the new, highly acclaimed Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight Against Zionism as Racism. Troy is Professor of History at McGill University and a Research Fellow in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Engaging Israel Program. He writes a weekly column for The Jerusalem Post, is Editor-at-Large of The Daily Beast‘s Open Zion blog, and his commentary and opinions appear regularly in major media outlets, such as The New York Times and The New Republic








1514 Geopolitics – Robert Satloff 
Thursday, May 1st

Robert Satloff is an expert on Arab and Islamic politics and U.S. Middle East policy. As executive director of The Washington Institute, Satloff is committed to advancing a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East, and promoting policies securing those interests. Respected for his informed opinions of the Arab-Israeli peace process, political Islam, and U.S. public diplomacy in the Middle East, Satloff is a frequent guest on major TV news programs and National Public Radio, and his writing appears in top publications. A bestselling author, Satloff is also creator and host of a satellite TV news show beamed throughout the Middle East.

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Links below include recent presentations, opinion pieces, and analysis by Robert Satloff. Additional links are provided on The Washington Institute website.

I Interviewed the Accused Kansas Gunman 33 Years Ago
April 14, 2014

U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, Part II: Assessment and Prospects
April 10, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas and the 'Jewish State'
March 14, 2014

Clarifying the Security Arrangements Debate: Israeli Forces in the Jordan Valley
February 24, 2014

Read about Robert Satloff in The Jewish News.

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