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Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy - Virtual Speaker: Retired Admiral Ami Ayalon

at Commonpoint Queens | Mon Oct 18


Commonpoint Queens

58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362
Tel: 718-225-6750 x 224
Contact Name: Heidi Salter
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Date & Time

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
Cost:    $8 members / $10 non-members

Retired Admiral Ami Ayalon, a former director of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency, shares his own thoughts and philosophy about what Israel needs to do to achieve relative peace and security and to sustain itself as a Jewish homeland and a liberal democracy. In Friendly Fire, Ayalon shares his deeply personal journey of discovery, seeking input and perspective from both Palestinians and Israelis whose experiences differ from his own and from each other. 


Join Commonpoint Queens, along with Prof. Mark Rosenblum who will moderate the discussion, to hear how Ayalon has come to realize that the sustainable and democratic Jewish homeland for which he repeatedly risked his life can only be realized side-by-side with a Palestinian state whose citizens have genuine hope for their own bright future.


A former Flotilla 13 (Israel’s navy SEALS) commando, a commander of the navy, cabinet minister, Knesset member, Ami Ayalon was the recipient of the Medal of Valor, Israel’s highest military decoration.


An expert on the Middle East, Prof. Mark Rosenblum is Director of the Ibrahim Student Leadership and Dialogue Middle East Program with Queens College, and Director Emeritus of the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding.


$8 members / $10 non-members

Register: https://www.commonpointqueens.org/event/friendly-fire-how-israel-became-its-own-worst-enemy/

For more information, please email kstrauss@commonpointqueens.org.