The Race to Jerusalem: US Policy and the Future of Israel

David Harris

CEO, American Jewish Committee

December 12, 2017 12:00 PM    Lunch

Add to Calendar 12/12/2017 12:00 PM 12/12/2017 2:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Lunch: The Race to Jerusalem: US Policy and the Future of Israel see details at: Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel: 11461 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049 Los Angeles World Affairs Council false MM/DD/YYYY

President Trump’s announcement that the US would move its embassy to Jerusalem was met with support from Israel, anger from the Palestinians, protests from other countries and widespread uncertainty about how this would affect the future of Israel and the chances of a two-state solution with the Palestinians.

David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) will address the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on December 12th over lunch about this latest twist in Israeli-Palestinian relations and the role of the United States in the region. He will speak about the anxiety Israelis have about possibly facing Iran and its agents along the Syrian border as the war in that country winds down. He will also discuss politics across the Middle East, where growing animosity between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and a series of sectarian conflicts, indicate instability and violence will continue to destabilize the region.

AJC was founded in 1906 with a mission to enhance the well-being of Jewish people around the world, and is the premier Jewish advocacy organization in the US. David Harris has been the Executive Director of AJC since 1990. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Harris pursued graduate studies in international relations at the London School of Economics and then spent a year as a Junior Associate at Oxford University (St. Antony's College). He has written seven books and countless articles in the press on Jewish affairs.

Please reserve no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, December 8. Cancellations must be made by Friday, December 8th in order to receive a refund.

Image Credit: Shutterstock