A Shared Struggle: Democratic Values in Israel and America
November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for this informative presentation by Naomi Chazan, Former Israeli Knesset Member.
Sponsored by the New Israel Fund. Co-sponsored by the Israel Center @ the J. Hosted by Beth Israel Congregation.
Over the past two years the American Jewish community has mobilized against US policies that strike at the heart of democratic values. For years, Naomi Chazan and other Israeli leaders have confronted the erosion of democratic values and the rise of right-wing nationalism in Israel. Recent trends, including those that appeared in Israel’s September elections, illustrate key similarities in the struggles for equality, inclusion and democracy in both countries.
Chazan is Professor Emerita of Political Science and African Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she served as Chair of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace. She is currently Dean of the School of Government and Society at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem. Chazan served in the Knesset representing the Meretz party from 1992 – 2003. She is currently on the New Israel Fund board, where she previously served as board Chair.