Will Israel succeed in its goal of eradicating Hamas from Gaza?
Can Prime Minister Netanyahu find a way to survive the catastrophe?
Has Israel permanently damaged its international credibility?
Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, has never pretended to be a seer. In fact, breaking from his normal optimism, he admits bluntly, “I have no idea how this ends. I’ve never seen it so broken.”
Still, no commentator is better poised to look through the proverbial crystal ball to glean the outlines of Israel’s future. Over the past 45 years, Friedman has interviewed thousands of citizens and politicians, actors and activists across the Middle East. He’s consulted with American presidents and Saudi princes.
And he’s broadcast his convictions and insights in thousands of newspaper articles, television commentaries and speeches — and won the Pulitzer Prize three times as a result.
Now, he’s returning to The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Cultural Center to discuss his oft-expressed concerns about Israel’s invasion of Gaza, his belief that Hamas has traded the lives of Palestinian citizens to pull off a major PR coup and Israel’s lack of a realistic plan for “the day after.”
Read more about Mr. Friedman here.
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Monday, March 18, 2024 | 7:00 PM Eastern