3On Sunday, October 27, 10:00 a.m., the Great Neck Synagogue Men’s Club will host Herb Keinon, Jerusalem Post diplomatic and political correspondent. Mr. Keinon will address the topic, “Is It As Bad As It Seems? A non-sensationalist look at Israel’s current state of affairs, from Iran to Gaza, Obama to Abbas.”

Admission is complimentary and open to the public.

Herb Keinon has been a journalist at The Jerusalem Post for the last 28 years and took over the diplomatic beat in August 2000, just after the failed Camp David summit and just before the outbreak of the Palestinian intifada.

Keinon is responsible for covering the prime minister and the foreign minister, often traveling with the Prime Ministers on their trips abroad. Among others, he has travelled with Ehud Barak to Paris, Ariel Sharon to Texas, Ehud Olmert to Annapolis, and Binyamin Netanyahu to Beijing. As such, Keinon has up-close knowledge and an intimate perspective of the country’s political, diplomatic and strategic challenges–from Hamas to Hezbollah, Lapid to Likud.

Keinon also writes a popular monthly column on life in Israel. During his years at the Post, he has covered a wide variety of different beats, including Jerusalem, immigration, absorption, religious parties, the ultra-Orthodox, and the settlements.

Keinon has lectured widely in Israel, the United States, Europe, and Australia on the political and diplomatic situation in Israel, and appears on a variety of radio and television programs around the world as a guest commentator.

Keinon wrote a book in 2009–Lone Soldiers: Israel’s Defenders from Around the World–which tells the tale of young men and women from the Diaspora who volunteer to serve in the Israeli army. It was translated into Hebrew in 2011.

Originally from Denver, Keinon has a BA in political science from the University of Colorado and an MA in journalism from the University of Illinois. He has lived with his wife and children in Israel for more than 30 years.

The Great Neck Synagogue is located at 26 Old Mill Road in Great Neck. v


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