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“Can We Talk About Israel”

The Worcester JCC Author Series in partnership with Falmouth Jewish Congregation presents a virtual author event with Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund and author of “Can We Talk About Israel?”, Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.

“Can’t you just explain the Israel situation to me? In, like, 10 minutes or less?” This is the question Daniel Sokatch is used to answering on an almost daily basis as the head of the New Israel Fund (NIF), an organization dedicated to equality and democracy for all Israelis, not just Jews. Sokatch is well-versed on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Can We Talk About Israel?: A Guide for Curious, Confused and Conflicted is the story of that conflict, and of why so many people feel so strongly about it without actually understanding it very well at all. It’s an attempt to explain why Israel (and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict) inspires such extreme feelings-why it seems like Israel is the answer to “what is wrong with the world” for half the people in it, and “what is right with the world” for the other half. As Sokatch asks, is there any other topic about which so many intelligent, educated and sophisticated people express such strongly and passionately held convictions, and about which they actually know so little?

Sokatch holds an MA from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a JD from Boston College Law School, and a BA from Brandeis University. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and other publications.

For more information and for Zoom registration, contact Nancy Greenberg,; 508-756-7109 x 232.

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