Posted on March 5, 2018 by Kim Oswalt
As supporters of Israel’s future as the democratic homeland for the Jewish people, we are deeply concerned by the events of the previous year. But we know that giving up is not an option. We know that as pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans, we need to take action to restore U.S. credibility and move closer to a two-state solution. To do that, we need to understand the complex dynamics playing out here in the U.S. and in the region. What does the creeping annexation of the West Bank encouraged by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu mean for the prospects for a two-state solution? What are the implications of President Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his pledge to move the embassy?
Join us for a conversation with J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami and Rabbi Bennett where we will tackle tough questions like these and more!
Can I Be Pro-Israel and Pro-Peace in the 21st Century?
When: Wednesday, March 21, 7:30–9 p.m.
Where: Congregation Shaare Emeth (11645 Ladue Rd, St. Louis, MO 63141)
Jeremy Ben-Ami is the founder and President of J Street, and he brings to the role both deep experience in American politics and government and a passionate commitment to the state of Israel. Ben-Ami’s family connection to Israel goes back 130 years to the first aliyah when his great-grandparents were among the first settlers in Petah Tikva. His grandparents were one of the founding families of Tel Aviv, and his father was an activist and leader in the Irgun, working for Israel’s independence and on the rescue of European Jews before and during World War II.