The book examines the leading role of the Quaker American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in the United Nations relief program for Palestine Arab refugees in 1948-1950 in the Gaza Strip. It situates the operation within the context of the AFSC's attempts to exercise new influence on the separate issues of pacifism and disarmament at a time marked by US efforts to construct a Cold War security regime in the Middle East and British efforts to retain influence and bases in Arab countries.
Dr. Asaf Romirowsky is the Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME). Trained as a Middle East historian he holds a PhD in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King's College London.
Dr. Alexander Joffe is a Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow at the Middle East Forum. Joffe is a writer on Israel and Jewish affairs. Trained as an archaeologist and historian, he holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern studies from the University of Arizona.
November 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm Arent Fox LLP Washington, DC
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NYC Forum: The Middle East Erupts
October 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm Park East Synagogue New York, NY
Watch our 2014 New York forum, "The Middle East Erupts: What Does it Mean and What is Our Strategy." The panel was hosted by best-selling author and nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Michael Medved. Panelists included: John Podhoretz, Editor of Commentary Magazine and former presidential speechwriter; Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President of Research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Douglas J. Feith, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for National Security Strategies, Hudson Institute.
Atlanta Forum: The Middle East Erupts
October 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm Atlanta Jewish Academy Atlanta, GA
Watch our 2014 Atlanta forum, "The Middle East Erupts: What Does it Mean and What is Our Strategy." The panel was hosted by best-selling author and nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Michael Medved. Panelists included: Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President of Research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Michael Eisenstadt, Senior Fellow and Director, The Washington Institute's Military and Security Studies Program; Lee Smith, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute.
JPC Meeting in Washington: Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, USA (ret.)
September 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm Washington, DC
JPC members in Washington, DC met on September 22 to hear Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, USA (ret.) discuss the current situation in Iraq and ways the U.S. could help the Iraqi government reclaim territory from ISIS. Kimmitt, who returned from Baghdad only two days before the program, cautioned against thinking of ISIS "as a ten-foot giant." Stressing that the Iraqi army still has capabilities, and that American advisers could prove invaluable in updating and upgrading its skills, he also warned that military force was not sufficient to solve Iraq's problems. Baghdad's new government will also have to prove open to more consensual governance with Sunnis and Kurds. Following the presentation, members engaged BG Kimmitt in a Q&A session that covered events in Syria, Iran, Jordan and Israel as well.
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The July 9th Symposium: 10 Years and Counting...
July 9, 2014 at 10:00 am United States Capitol Vistor's Center Washington, DC
Join us for a Jewish Policy Center co-sponsored event on the delegitimization challenges facing Israel.
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The Lost Spring: US Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid
April 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm Lower Level Conference Room, Washington, DC
Join the RJC at a Book Signing and Discussion with Dr. Walid Phares
Author of The Lost Spring: US Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid
About our speaker:
Professor Walid Phares serves as an Advisor to the Anti-Terrorism Caucus in the US House of Representatives and is a Co-Secretary General of the Transatlantic Legislative Group on Counter Terrorism, a Euro-American Caucus, since 2009. Dr. Phares briefs and testify to the US Congress, the European Parliament and the United Nations Security Council on matters related to international security and Middle East conflict. He He consults with and lectures to several national security and defense agencies as well as to Counter Terrorism advisory boards in North America and Europe.
He has served on the Advisory Board of the Task Force on Future Terrorism of the Department of Homeland Security in 2006-2007 as well as on the Advisory Task force on Nuclear Terrorism in 2007. Dr. Phares teaches Global Strategies at the National Defense University since 2006. Previously he was a Professor of Middle East Studies and Comparative Politics at Florida Atlantic University 1993-2004. He has published several books in English, Arabic and French including the latest three post 9/11 volumes: Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies against the West; The War of Ideas: Jihadism against Democracy and The Confrontation: Winning the War against Future Jihad. Dr. Phares is Fox News Channel Middle East and Terrorism Expert. He has served as NBC Terrorism Analyst until 2006. He appears on international and Arab media and is published widely.
Tuesday, April 8
American Decline, the New Anti-Semitism and the Fate of Israel - Philadelphia
November 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm Temple Beth Hillel â€“ Beth El Wynnewood, PA
Featuring our distinguished panelists:
John Podhoretz, Daniel Pipes, Cliff May
Moderated By: Michael Medved
Wednesday, November 13
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Temple Beth Hillel â€“ Beth El
1001 Remington Road | Wynnewood, PA 19096
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