Israel’s relationship with the United Nations

by | Oct 9, 2017 | What’s Happening

Mark Goldfeder, senior lecturer at Emory Law School and senior
fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory
Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm
Sandler Family Campus

“So long as institutions like the United Nations continue to issue one-sided statements that ignore foundational concepts in international law, pressuring Israeli leadership to concede more and more while ignoring their previous concessions and failing to hold Palestinian leadership accountable for their actions and statements, real peace cannot happen,” Dr. Mark Goldfeder wrote for an op-ed for

“These resolutions [taking place at the U.N.] are annoying and sad—they incentivize Palestinian leadership to try and play end games around Israel instead of engaging directly with their bargaining opponent, and they leave Israel less inclined to even try,” the piece continued.

Goldfeder will discuss how Israel’s relationship with the U.N. plays into public perception and as it relates to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, when he speaks to the Tidewater community.

This event is in partnership with United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council and Society of Professionals, together with the Norfolk Kollel.

For more information on this free event or to RSVP (required) visit