#ZIONISM2019 :Right and left in a Glocal* world JCC Columbus


January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Merav Livneh-Dill

70 Faces of Israel presents ““#ZIONISM2019 :Right and left in a Glocal* world” featuring Yoaz Hendel in an evening of community discussion.

Thursday, January 24th  7:00pm -8:30pm at the JCC; featuring Yoaz Hendel who will speak on: “#ZIONISM2019 :Right and left in a Glocal* World”

Hosted by Co-Chairs: Rabbi Benjamin Berger and Rachel Weiss-Berger.

*Glocal= Global+Local is a sense of belonging both to a local community as well as to a global people.

Yoaz Hendel, an Israeli journalist, historian and the Chairman for the Institute for Zionist Strategies, wants to take back the cause of peace and human rights from the left and the exclusivist claim to Zionism and patriotism from the right. Hendel will discuss Israel as a democracy and a Jewish state in a world where globalization and local patriotism are getting stronger at the same time.

Hendel holds a PhD from Tel Aviv University with a focus on military history. He is a specialist in low-intensity conflict and military intelligence and is a research fellow at the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University and at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University. He formerly served as Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  

Hendel is a regular presence in Israeli media, with a weekly column in the Yediot Ahronot daily newspaper, a talk show on Israeli TV, and a radio show.

One of Hendel`s most recent book is “In an Unsown Land – an Israeli Journey,” which provides a first-person account of the tribal code in the Israeli society and its political challenges. The book was described as a right-wing, modern version of Amos Oz’s “In the Land of Israel.” This year Hendel published a book with the Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, entitled “Conversations about Israeli Hope.”

70 Faces of Israel is a series that brings Israeli experts to Columbus as speakers, to shed light on little-known aspects of Israeli society and culture. We aim to deepen the Columbus community’s understanding of some of the most complex challenges facing Israel and the attempts to solve these problems.


For more information about the events, contact Merav Livneh- Dill, Senior Shlicha: merav@jewishcolumbus.org.

Check out the January 24th public event on Facebook: 70 Faces of Israel Presents Yoaz Handel.


Thank you so much for your time, and we hope you will join us for these events.



Rabbi Benjamin Berger and Rachel Weiss-Berger, Co-Chairs