Dennis Ross and Alan Dershowitz on the U.S.-Israel relationship

by | Sep 16, 2015 | What’s Happening

Live via Satellite at Beth El — Sunday, Oct. 18, 7:15 pm

In a post-Iran deal world, after all of the turmoil and debate in Washington, D.C. and within the global Jewish community, one cannot help but wonder about the future of the U.S.-Israel relationship. While the rhetoric has at times been strident from those on both sides of the issue, all have consistently agreed that no matter the outcome, the future closeness of these closest of allies was never in jeopardy. So what will that look like in reality?

Get answers from the experts as Congregation Beth El and the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater present Dennis Ross and Alan Dershowitz in a conversation with Ethan Bronner about the U.S.-Israel relationship past, present and future. The event will be broadcast live via satellite from the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

Dennis Ross has been a direct participant in shaping U.S. policy towards Israel and the Middle East for nearly 30 years—first in the George H. W. Bush administration, then as Bill Clinton’s Middle East Peace envoy, and then as a special assistant to the president under Barack Obama. His new book about the history of U.S.-Israel relations is Doomed to Succeed.

Alan Dershowitz has been a consultant to several presidential commissions and has advised presidents, U.N. officials, prime ministers, governors, senators and members of Congress. His latest book is The Case Against The Iran Deal: How Can We Now Stop Iran from Getting Nukes?

The moderator, Ethan Bronner, is the senior editor for international news at Bloomberg.

This event is made possible through a grant from the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Milton Kramer Scholar-in-Residence Fund of Beth El. To attend and participate in this timely conversation on this most crucial issue, RSVP to Beth El at 757‑625-7821 or to The cost is $5. Dessert and beverages will be served at 7:15 pm. The broadcast begins at 7:30 pm

by Rabbi Jeff Arnowitz