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President Barack Obama recently spoke with the Atlantic’s Jeffery Goldberg in wide ranging interview covering a number of Middle East topics. Among them, President Obama referred to a “change in demographics” as part of the “closing window” for the Israelis to make peace with their Palestinian neighbors. Certainly the President is not the first to trot out reports that Israel faces threats to either the Jewish or the democratic nature of its state if it does not relinquish control over Judea and Samaria to the Palestinians. But how accurate are such claims?
Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger will address those statements with a concise and factual examination of what the real demographics of the region actually suggest.
Additionally, Amb. Ettinger will discuss the threat posed by an Iranian nuclear bomb. Is there still a credible “military option” as President Obama indicated in his interview with Goldberg? With the current administration fixated on diplomacy with an interim agreement that many experts believe has left Iran “open for business” and its nuclear program still churning, will Israel have to “go it alone?” If so what kind of assistance will it need from the United States, and from Pro-Israel Americans?
March 25th, 2014
12 Noon- 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Lunch to be Served (Dietary Laws Observed)
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Subject Line: “March 25th Ettinger Event”
Featuring: Ambassador Yoram Ettinger
Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, is an insider on US-Israel relations, Mideast politics and overseas investments in Israel’s high tech. He is a member of the American-Israel Demographic Research Group (AIDRG), which has documented dramatic flaws behind demographic fatalism on one hand and a Jewish demographic momentum on the other hand. He serves as a consultant to members of Israel’s Cabinet and Knesset, and regularly briefs US legislators and their staff on Israel’s contribution to vital US interests, on the root causes of international terrorism and on other issues of bilateral concern. Ambassador (ret.) Ettinger served as Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in Washington (with a rank of an ambassador), Israel’s Consul General in Houston and Director of Israel’s Government Press Office.