Day of Learning with Ken Stein: Topic – The June 1967 War: How the war changed Israeli, Jewish and Middle Eastern History

February 26, 2017 Free

Some events are mere dots on a timeline, others profound benchmarks. The latter include the onset of the industrial revolution, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the outbreak of WWI, the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, December 7, 1941, the Shoah-Israel’s establishment, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the Shah’s Fall-Islamic clerical rise-1979, and 9/11. For Israel, Jewish and Middle Eastern History, the June 1967 war is a benchmark with legacies as well. Profound historical results emerged from the war, many of the consequences still unfinished. Using original sources let’s review how the war:

*solidified and refined Israel’s existence as the nation-state of the Jewish people
*changed the nature and conduct of the Israel’s encounters with Arab neighbors
*altered internal Israeli politics
*generated churning in Israel’s relationships with diaspora Jewry and the Great Powers

In what ways does the June 1967 war remain unfinished? Why so?

9:15 am Bagel brunch
9:45 am-11:30 am Program

Dr. Stein is a long-time Or Hadash member, Professor at Emory University and President of the Center for Israel Education. He holds a joint appointment in the History and Political Science Departments. Stein’s scholarship focuses on the origins of the modern Arab world, American foreign policy toward the Middle East, origins of modern Israel and Palestinian social history, evolution of the conflict and all aspects of the Arab-Israeli negotiating process. Beyond Emory, he is long-time activist in helping high school teachers, students, adults, clergy and the general public learn more about Israel and the Middle East and US interests in the region.

This is the seventh event of the #COH13, celebrating Or Hadash’s 13 years as a congregation.

Organized by: Erica Hruby

Location: 7460 Trowbridge Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 United States

Price: Free

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