We invite you to join us on Wednesday, November 8 at 1pm US Eastern Time for an in-depth discussion of the latest developments in the Israel-Hamas war, with a particular focus on understanding Israel’s goals and plans for the “day after”.
We’ll be joined by:
– Dr. Ilai Saltzman, Director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland
– Hillel Schenker, Co-editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal
– Moderated by Susie Becher, Managing Editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal and Communications Director of the Policy Working Group
The moderated discussion will be followed by Q&A with the Zoom audience. We hope you can be there for this important, timely event!
About our panelists and moderator:
HILLEL SCHENKER is co-editor of Palestine-Israel Journal. He is a former editor of the Israeli peace monthly, New Outlook, founded in the spirit of Martin Buber’s philosophy of dialogue, and has written for The Guardian, The Nation, Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, Tikkun, Israel Horizons, In These Times, and the Israeli press.
Schenker was involved in the founding of the Peace Now movement in 1978. He served for many years as spokesperson for the Israeli branch of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and is an International Advisory Board member of the Global Majority center for non-violent conflict resolution. He also served as Chair of Democrats Abroad–Israel (2012-2016) and is a member of the Policy Working Group, Israel (PWG).
He is currently completing an activist/memoir whose working title is “Eye-Witness in Israel-Palestine: From Utopia to Dystopia?”.
DR. ILAI SALTZMAN is the Director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a board member of Mitvim: The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies. His scholarship and teaching focus on international security, Israeli foreign and security policy, US foreign policy, and political psychology. Dr. Saltzman is the author of Securitizing Balance of Power Theory: A Polymorphic Reconceptualization (2012). He has also written numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, and commentaries in the Los Angeles Times, Ha’aretz, The Jerusalem Post, and other prominent outlets.
Dr. Saltzman earned his Ph.D. in International Relations in 2010 from the University of Haifa and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the International Security Program (ISP), Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2009-2010).
Before he arrived in College Park, Dr. Saltzman was the Israel Institute’s Associate Director for Academic Program. In the past, he served as a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College where he taught classes in International Relations, Israeli foreign and security policy as well as US foreign policy. He has also taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s International Relations Department and the Rothberg International School (RIS), and Tel-Aviv University’s Political Science Department.
SUSIE BECHER is Managing Editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal, a collaborative quarterly published in Jerusalem. She is Communications Director of the Policy Working Group, a team of senior academics, former diplomats, human rights defenders, and media experts who advocate for an end to the occupation and a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on the two-state solution. She serves on the Steering Committee of Zulat, an activist think tank advocating for human rights and equality in Israel. Becher writes a blog on political issues for the Times of Israel