For just $50, you can hear Wieseltier and Halevi talk about the US relationship with Israel

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As obsessed as I am with the Israel lobby, even I have been-there/done-that feelings about this event sponsored by the Jewish Week (official price $50). Frankly the only reason to go would be to hear some crazy stuff and laugh about it.

a “Special Conversation with Leon Wieseltier and Yossi Klein Halevi” on The Challenges Ahead: Israel and America presented by The Jewish Week Media Group on November 8 at 7:30

Discussion Highlights:

The future of American Jewry

The election’s impact on the Middle East

The fate of journalism

The showdown over Iran

Park East Synagogue, 164 E. 68th St. (between Lexington & Third Avenue)

Looks like the event is a big fundraiser. Never underestimate the power of the Israel lobby.

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  1. pabelmont
    November 1, 2012, 5:38 pm

    Maybe if they’d pay me $50 AND I could get there from Brooklyn. Post Hurricane sandy, still no public transport (although there is talk of a bus from Brooklyn to MidTown and 2-hour trip plus wait to get on the bus).

  2. David Doppler
    November 2, 2012, 12:58 am


    I think you should focus more on the Israeli elections. If Likud splits and a new party is formed, the specter of Netanyahu attempting to influence the American election could be turned about, and the Israeli Likud-Beiteinu regime turned out. Backfire, so to speak. You’ve won in terms of opening up the US debate, but, once that’s done, the Israeli debate is just as important. A new party out of Likud is just what Dr. Phil has ordered.

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