Brain Café: Israel 2020 – Peace & Security/Isolation & Terrorism

December 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Gershman Y
401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
$5/session or $10 for the series - Registration Required


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This popular series continues with monthly discussions triggered by YouTube clips of lectures and interviews, and brief articles from a variety of sources. This fall, we consider what the State of Israel could look like in 2020 as it tackles challenges and opportunities related to ethnic, religious, and national identity; economics and income disparity; and terrorism and other security threats.

In preparation for this Brain Café discussion, please read the Palestinian Arab study findings just released today, the four linked articles, and watch the linked video below:

Palestinian Public Opinion on Relations with Israel, Domestic Affairs, ISIS, and Refugees by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (Dec. 14, 2015)
“The collapse of the PA may already be here” by Avi Issacharoff in The Times of Israel (Dec. 6, 2015)
“How Israel Is Feeding BDS” by Sir Mick Davis in Tablet (Nov. 30, 2015)
“Theatre of the Palestine solidarity movement” by Alex Ryvchin in The Spectator (Nov. 7, 2015)
Yair Lapid on BBC HARDtalk – Video, 24 mins (Oct. 21, 2015)
“Let the Palestinians Have Their State” by Liel Leibovitz in Tablet (Oct. 9, 2015)