Israel: Confronting the Woke Western World in the Potential New Age of Middle East Peace

Sunday, November 22nd - 11:30am


Historic peace treaties have been recently made between Israel and two Arab states, with the prospect of imminent additional accords. New York Times Op-Ed contributor Matti Friedman discusses these historical developments and how media, institutional and political treatment of Israel has become an omen of the ideological activism that now permeates Western culture.



Matti Friedman, Journalist & Award Winning Author

Moderated by:


Rabbi Micah Peltz

Temple Beth Sholom

A former Associated Press correspondent, Matti’s work as a reporter has taken him from Israel to Lebanon, Morocco, Moscow, the Caucasus, and Washington, DC, and his writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Tablet Magazine, and elsewhere. Two essays he wrote about media coverage of Israel after the 2014 Gaza war, for Tablet and The Atlantic, triggered intense discussion and have been shared on Facebook more than 130,000 times.


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All Sponsor and Patron Level attendees will be a part of a private meet and greet with Matti at 11:00am, before the event! Plus, recieve a copy of Matti's latest book, Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel. 


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