A Secure Israel: How We Can Address the Challenges of Today and the Future

JINSA’s Michael Makovsky, PhD Debates J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami

Michael Makovsky, PhD

Jeremy Ben-Ami

Mike Ben Ami
JINSA President & CEO
J Street President

Temple Beth Avodah
October 23, 2018

Moderated by:

Janet Krasner Aronson, PhD
Associate Director, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and Steinhardt Social Research Institute

JINSA supporters and friends are welcome!

Jeremy Ben-Ami is the President of J Street, bringing to the role both deep experience in American politics and government and a passionate commitment to the state of Israel. Ben-Ami’s family connection to Israel goes back 130 years to the first aliyah when his great-grandparents were among the first settlers in Petah Tikva. His grandparents were one of the founding families of Tel Aviv, and his father was an activist and leader in the Irgun, working for Israel’s independence and on the rescue of European Jews before and during World War II.

Dr. Michael Makovsky is President and CEO of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), which he joined in 2013. JINSA is dedicated to educating Congressional, military and civilian national security decision-makers on American defense and strategic interests, primarily in the Middle East, the cornerstone of which is a robust U.S.-Israeli security cooperation.