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“An Analysis of the Upsurge of Terrorism in Israel”

October 20, 2015 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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An Analysis of the Upsurge of Terrorism in Israel


Yaron Gamburg

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2255 

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Please Include Subject Line: “Terror in Israel”

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Israel is under attack: this month Palestinian terrorists launched a vicious and systematic terror campaign against innocent Israelis living all over the country, including in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Ra’anana, and other major cities. Terrorist stabbings, car-rammings, and rock throwing have resulted in the deaths of nine innocent Israelis, and dozens wounded, many very seriously. These attacks are encouraged and supported by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas.

Abbas has been inciting violence through outright lies; in a speech on October 14th Abbas made outrageous claims of “Israeli executions of children” and stated, “It is our right to continue our peaceful struggle in order to achieve our independence, and our victory will come.” Abbas and the PA have been supporting Palestinian terrorism against Israel for the last two decades since the Oslo Accords, with Palestinian state media regularly applauding suicide bombers, and calling on children to become martyrs.
What are the precursors to this most recent escalation of terror in Israel? What is Israel doing to attempt to ameliorate the situation, and what are some of the root causes of the violence that need to be addressed?  Please join us as we hear from Yaron Gamburg on these questions, and more.
Yaron Gamburg is a career diplomat who joined the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1999. He assumed the position of counselor for Academic and Public Affairs in the Embassy of Israel to the USA as of August 2015.
Prior to arriving in Washington, Mr. Gamburg served as the Director of Diplomatic Strategy Department in the Policy Planning Division. In this capacity, Gamburg was responsible for analytical study of new global agendas, for identifying gaps in the existing policies and providing policy recommendations.  His overseas assignments include: spokesperson of the Embassy of Israel in Moscow, Russia (2000-2003), Deputy Consul General in the Consulate of Israel in Los Angeles, California (2005-2008) and  spokesperson and media advisor in the Embassy of Israel in Paris, France (2010-2014).  When working in the Ministry’s HQ in Jerusalem, Mr. Gamburg served in Eurasian Affairs Division, as well as in the Public Diplomacy and Economic Affairs Division. He spent three years in the Training Department of the Ministry, where he served as the Head of the Diplomatic Cadet Training Program and the Deputy Director of the Department responsible for new media training and other programs.
Before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Gamburg worked in the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption where he was responsible for diverse educational projects for students immigrating to Israel. For his military service, Mr. Gamburg served in the Investigation department of the Military Police.  Mr. Gamburg was born in 1972, in Zhytomir, Ukraine, and immigrated to Israel in 1990. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science and Master’s degree in Political Science from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Mr. Gamburg is married to Delphine, who immigrated to Israel from France and also joined Foreign Ministry in 1998.  They have three children.
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October 20, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



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Washington, DC 20007 United States
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