Professor Neil Rogachevsky
Tikvah Postdoctoral Fellow, Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University
Convener: Vivaldi Jean-Marie
Since the Second Intifada, the Israeli government has devoted considerable energy to public diplomacy–Hasbara–in an effort to promote Israel abroad in a general way as well as to defend its conduct in wartime. Anti-Israel and anti-Jewish measures have, however, increased during this time, and Israel’s effort has met with only mixed success. This talk considers the failures (and the successes) of Israeli public diplomacy over the last few decades and draws some general lessons about the character of Israeli diplomacy and politics.
Event Location: Harvard Hillel, Rabb Hall
52 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138