Yom Ha’atzmaut

Yom Ha’atzmaut

Wednesday Evening, April 26,

7:30 PM (CDT) on Zoom

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Meeting ID: 827 2079 9626


What is happening in Israel that hundreds of thousands of Israelis including military leaders, technology leaders and jurists are protesting the government’s attempt to change the judicial system so that particular forces can redefine society? On the 75th anniversary of the state we must ask the essential questions, “What is Jewish in a Jewish state?”, “What is democratic in a democratic state?”

Jonathan Guyer is a senior foreign policy writer for Vox whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker and Rolling Stone. For five years he covered the Arab world from Egypt.

He will explore with us who the forces in Israeli society are, what their motivations are and how different perspectives on what Jewish is and what Israel should be are in open conflict. How does a country develop when one part of the country is celebrating independence, and another is experiencing destruction?