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Combined Israel Education Committee Lecture Series
begins October 14, 2009

The 7th annual series of CIEC lectures about Israel will be held at 7:45 pm at Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel. Click here to view and/or download a flyer about the three-lecture series. There is an admissions fee of $10 per lecture or $25 for the entire program.

Lecture 1: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Barry Rubin photo

Prof. Barry Rubin: "How Western Policies are Heading for Disaster in the Middle East"

Barry Rubin will look into the future and provide insight into the impact of the Obama administration policies, particularly in regard to Iran. Prof.Rubin is Director of the Global Research for International Affairs (GLORIA) Center; editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal, and writer for the Middle East column at The Jerusalem Post.

Lecture 2: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 [PDF flyer] Rabbi Cooper photo

Rabbi Abraham Cooper: "The Words Israelis Want to Hear from President Obama"

Rabbi Cooper is Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance, a leading Jewish human rights organization. He has been a longtime activist for Jewish and human rights causes on five continents. For three decades, Rabbi Cooper has overseen the Wiesenthal Center's international social action agenda—from worldwide anti-semitism and extremist groups, to Interfaith Relations and the struggle to thwart campaigns to de-legitimize Israel.

Lecture 3: Monday, November 9, 2009 Martin Peretz photo

Dr. Martin Peretz: "Reflecting on the Post-Bush Mideast"

Martin Peretz will give insight into the current era of U.S.-Israel relations. Dr. Peretz is Editor-in-Chief of The New Republic, a Washington-based journal of politics and culture. He has taught Social Studies at Harvard University, focusing on the classics of social thought and on issues of nationalism, ethnicity, and political identity.