Since its founding in 1948, Israel has been a fundamental touchstone for American Jews. While that widespread support has eroded over the years as a peace process with Palestinians foundered, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent attempt to deeply undermine the country’s independent judiciary has pushed that relationship to a nadir.


Jodi Rudoren, editor-in-chief of the Forward, will be in conversation with Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky of New York's Ansche Chesed synagogue, Israeli Deputy Consul General Daniel Aschheim, and Jonathan Weisman, The New York Times, Eva Borgwardt, political director of IfNotNow.