The State of Israel is facing a reckoning right now, and its citizens and supporters are confronting numerous difficult questions. What are the possible futures for the State of Israel? What does Israeli society feel like right now, as this momentous anniversary of the State coincides with bitter polarization? What movements are underway to offer alternative visions to what the current government is proposing? What role should Diaspora Jewry play in the internal workings of the State? Join Yossi Klein Halevi, Dr. Masua Sagiv, and Dr. Elana Stein Hain for a discussion from Israeli and North American perspectives on this challenging moment in Israel and what the future might hold.

Our panelists:

Dr. Elana Stein Hain is the Rosh Beit Midrash and a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she serves as lead faculty, engages in research and curriculum development, and consults on the content of lay and professional leadership programs.

Dr. Masua Sagiv is Scholar in Residence of the Shalom Hartman Institute based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at U.C. Berkeley.

Yossi Klein Halevi is a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Together with Imam Abdullah Antepli of Duke University and Maital Friedman, he co-directs the Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative. Yossi is the author of the New York Times’ bestseller, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, and co-hosts the Hartman Institute’s podcast For Heaven’s Sake with Donniel Hartman and Elana Stein Hain.