International security expert Amos Guiora returns to talk about Mideast peace

by | Sep 16, 2013 | What’s Happening

Sunday, September 22, 10 am
Temple Israel, 7255 Granby Street, Norfolk

The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Temple Israel invite the community to a special briefing with Amos Guiora.

A renowned security expert, media commentator, and resource for the United States and international governments, Guiora is a professor of law and the director of S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He is also 19-year veteran of the Israel Defense Forces JAG Corps, and a prolific author.

A featured presenter at last season’s CRC’s Israel Today Forum, Guiora was one of the most compelling and popular speakers in the series. The community wanted more time with him, and the CRC and Temple Israel worked diligently to plan his return.

Guiora will focus his presentation at Temple Israel on the renewed Israeli- Palestinian peace talks, and will attempt to answer the question: Are we still talking about talking, or will talks move forward this time?

“I think that Secretary of State Kerry has begun the process of talking,” Guiora says, “and I think the talks are being conducted seriously. But events are happening at such a breakneck pace [in Syria], who knows what will happen.”

Guiora says he will talk about the core issues he believes are fundamental to achieving peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians: settlements, Jerusalem, and a land swap.

“I’ll try to explain the claims of each side to the audience,” he says,” and we’ll look at the issues in the sense of how one goes forward.”

Following Guiora’s discussion, the community is invited to stay for lunch in the sukkah, prepared by the Temple Israel Sisterhood. RSVP required; email Liz at, or call 965-6107.

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