Past Event

The New Middle East and Israel

Mon, May 7 2012 - 12:00pm

The New Middle East and Israel  

Akiva Tor, Consul General, Israel, Pacific North West Region
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle

The deep instability in today's Middle East beckons a revisiting of previous strategic assumptions. With the rise of political Islam in North Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Gaza and elsewhere, can Israel safely meet the Palestinian conditions for peace? How should Israel face the challenge of the Arab Awakening and seek opportunity amidst deepening isolation? Can Iran's nuclear weapons program be stopped, and what steps must the international community take to confront this threat to global security? What are Israel's abiding strategic pillars in the shifting sands of the new Middle East? Join Consul General Tor and Diaz as they tackle these difficult questions.

MLF: Middle East
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost:
$20 standard, FREE FOR MEMBERS, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Celia Menczel