On September 4, The Times of Israel hosted a live webinar in which authors Yossi Klein Halevi, Daniel Gordis and Matti Friedman called on Diaspora Jews to take a stance on Israel’s judicial overhaul — and support the widespread protest movement.
We at The Times of Israel are dedicated to giving our readers a real-time look at all perspectives driving the current judicial overhaul crisis.
Our follow-up webinar, “Diaspora Jews & Israel’s judicial overhaul: Differing stances,” takes on that mission. We have invited three additional thought leaders who will share their insights on how — or if — Diaspora Jewry can aid a torn Israel right now.
Join former United States ambassador to Israel David Friedman, former MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh and Prof. Gil Troy on September 20 at 7 p.m. Israel time (12 p.m. ET) for an hour-long webinar moderated by ToI deputy editor Amanda Borschel-Dan, who will put our reader’s questions to the trio.
About our panelists:
David Friedman is a lawyer and former US ambassador to Israel. He served as ambassador from May 15, 2017, until January 20, 2021, during which time the US officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017 and helped broker the Abraham Accords, which were signed in September 2020.
Michal Cotler-Wunsh, a lawyer, was a member of Israel’s 23rd Knesset as part of the Blue and White alliance. She served as chair of the Subcommittee on Israel-Diaspora Relations and as an active member of several committees including the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee. She co-founded the Interparliamentary Bi-Partisan Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism, together with legislative representatives from Canada, Australia, the US and the UK.
Prof. Gil Troy is an American presidential historian and Zionist activist who from 1990 taught history at McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of “The Zionist Ideas” and nine books on American history. Troy is the editor of the new three-volume set, “Theodor Herzl: Zionist Writings,” which is the inaugural publication of The Library of the Jewish People.
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