The Israel-Hamas War: Ambassador Brad Gordon to brief the community

Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 pm Sandler Family Campus

Not quite six months after Hamas used its base in Gaza to launch an unprecedented massacre in Israel’s south, calls for a ceasefire and a “two-state solution” have reached a fever-pitch. At the same time, more than 100 civilian hostages of all ages are still being held captive and demands for their release remain unmet. What are Israel and America thinking about the escalation on Israel’s northern border and the risk of more violence in Judea and Samaria? What are the possibilities for future governance in Gaza, including the potential role of regional powers and the West? And how does all of this relate to the Iranian threat and the failed strategy to contain the Islamic Republic and its proxies?

As the Israel-Hamas war wages on, join United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Jewish Community Relations Council, AIPAC, and community partners to hear from longtime AIPAC political director and policy expert Brad Gordon as part of the 13th annual Israel Today series.

Gordon will discuss recent developments between Israel and Hamas, what’s happening at the Lebanon border and in the West Bank, and unpack calculations surrounding prospects for how the day(s) “after” might look – all based on his years of experience as a member of the senior staff of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee following his roles as the staff director of the International Operations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and as the staffer of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee responsible for the Middle East and South Asia. Gordon – who earned the title “ambassador” when he represented the United States during the 1990 non-proliferation review process – was responsible for issues related to the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them. He worked at the Central Intelligence Agency from 1979 to 1985 and was involved in the Iran Hostage Crisis.

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