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The Ultimate Ally: The Past Decade of US-Israel Relations
February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Join us for the next session in this series exploring US-Israel relations in the past decade.
This program presents a decade-long retrospective of Diaspora-Israel relations, examining how American and Israeli realities have changed politically, socially, and demographically over the past ten years, and what this may mean for the (post-COVID-19) future. What does Zionism mean in 2021 and what role will it play in the lives of American Jews both at home and abroad?
Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor in Israel Studies at the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University. Her expertise focuses on Diaspora-Israel relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Israeli ultra-nationalist movement. Prior to her appointment at Northwestern, Dr. Hirschhorn was the University Research Lecturer and Sidney Brichto Fellow in Israel Studies at the University of Oxford (2013-2018) and she is a graduate of Yale University (B.A.) and the University of Chicago (M.A., Ph.D). Apart from her academic work, Dr. Hirschhorn is also a prominent voice bringing scholarship into the public square as a frequent public speaker, writer, media commentator, and foreign policy consultant on Israel/Jewish Affairs. Her first book, City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement (Harvard, 2017), hailed as a landmark contribution to the field, was the winner of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature Choice Award, a finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award, and a nominee for the 2021 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. She is currently working on a new book manuscript tentatively entitled New Day in Babylon and Jerusalem: Zionism, Jewish Power, and Identity Politics Since 1967 on American Zionism since the Six Day War.