Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs will host a panel discussion titled “The U.S.—Israel Partnership: What Is It? Where Is It Going?” on Monday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. in Furst Hall, Room 501 at YU’s Wilf Campus in Washington Heights. The program is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Panelists will include Danny Ayalon, former Israeli deputy foreign minister and ambassador to the United States, the Rennert Visiting Professor of Foreign Policy Studies at Yeshiva University, and the founder of Israeli public diplomacy nonprofit organization The Truth About Israel; Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel and the S. Daniel Abraham professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and Dr. Eran Lerman, former deputy national security adviser for Foreign Policy and International Affairs in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and a senior research associate at the Begin—Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in Israel. Dr. Bernard Firestone, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Hofstra University, will moderate the panel discussion.

Throughout the discussion, the panelists will draw on three decades of foreign policy experience to paint a clear picture of the historical U.S.—Israel relationship and provide insights into how and why the countries must strengthen their key political, economic, social, and cultural alliance in the years ahead.

“The panel will shed some light on the key issues, including reconfigurations of power in the Muslim Middle East, foreign-policy-outreach ambitions of Israel, projected long-term demographic changes in the United States, and the fact that a new American president in the near future will result in challenges for the U.S.—Israel partnership and the possible need for renegotiating its terms,” said Ruth A. Bevan, director of the Schneier Program for International Affairs and chair of the department of political science at Yeshiva College.

Space is limited and advanced registration is recommended. Register online at

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