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Netanya AACI


The Middle East: A Strategic Overview    Guest lecturer Jonathan Spyer    8.00pm Monday 26 February
Dr. Jonathan Spyer is Director of the Rubin Center (formerly the GLORIA Center), IDC Herzliya, and a fellow at the Middle East Forum. He is the author of Days of the Fall: A Reporter's Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars (Routledge, 2017) and The Transforming Fire: The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict (Continuum, 2010). He is also a columnist at the Jerusalem Post newspaper. Jonathan holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a Master’s Degree in Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. His reporting on the war in Syria and Iraq has been published in the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Times, Weekly Standard and many others.
Jonathan’s lecture will include an overview of the key fault lines and trend lines in the current Middle East and how these may affect Israel. He will look at the advance of the Iran- led bloc, the fragmentation of a number of Arab states and attempts by regional states to organize to resist the Iranian advance, as well as the impact of US and Russian policy.
Members pre-paid NIS 50    Members at door NIS 60    Non-members NIS 70

Israel at 70
Programs at Netanya AACI 15 April to 14 May
In April 2018 Israel is celebrating its 70th birthday. Netanya AACI is arranging a range of programs to celebrate and commemorate the 70th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence.

Please note the dates:
8.00pm Sunday 15 April Guest lecturer: Dr Neri Zilber
Israel at 70: Is the Palestinian Question Still Relevant?
Neri Zilber is a journalist and analyst on Middle East politics and culture, a research associate at the Rubin Center for International Research, IDC Herzliya and an adjunct fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
In July 2017 he wrote an op-ed in The New York Times entitled, Israel’s Secret Arab Allies, in which he concluded:
“…. Israel is now involved in the Arab world’s military campaigns — against both Iran and its proxies, as well as against the Islamic State. It remains to be seen whether this is merely a temporary marriage of convenience against common foes or the start of an enduring strategic realignment.”
Raised and educated in Israel, Singapore, Spain and the United States, Neri holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and a master’s degree from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.
Previously held appointments include fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs based in Israel and researcher and analyst at the US Library of Congress and the World Jewish Congress.
As a journalist and analyst on Middle East politics and culture, he is quoted regularly in the international press, and has appeared on CNN, BBC, NPR, and CBS.
Members pre-paid NIS 50 Members at door NIS 60 Non-members NIS 70

10.30am Wednesday 25 April
Festive Israeli Bruncheon

8.00pm Sunday 6 May
Ben Gurion Epilogue screening of the film and a talk with film producer Yael Perlov

Tuesday 8 May
Tiyul Celebrating 70 years of Independence guided by Russel Abel (

..because we choose to live in Israel

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