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Reclaiming Israel’s Legal Rights

After the Mandate for Palestine

July 24, 8 am

Featuring Lt. Col (Res.) Maurice Hirsch, Head of Legal
Strategies for Palestinian Media Watch, former Head of Legal
Advice to the Navy, Air Force, Ground Forces and Mome Front, and
Robert L. Meyer, prominent Hong Kong-based businessman and
retired lawyer, co-founder of Kadima at Columbia U and The
United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong.

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Zeev Jabotinsky Memorial and Tribute to the Great
Zionist Leader

Jul 27, 2022 09:00 AM

Rabbi Stav is chairman of Tzohar – “Keeping Israel Jewish,
Together.” Tzohar was founded in 1995 and now numbers
approximately 800 Religious Zionist Rabbis. Tzohar’s mission is
to bridge the gaps between religious and secular Jews in Israel
and unite them as one people!

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A conversation with US Antisemitism Special Envoy
Deborah Lipstadt

July 27 12:30

Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, the Special Envoy to Monitor and
Combat Antisemitism at the U.S. Department of State, for a
timely conversation about her recent trip to Israel, Saudi
Arabia and the UAE, her participation in the Presidential
delegation to Israel, and her plans for combating antisemitism
around the world.

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How Social Media Contributes to Extremism and

Jul 28, 2022 11 am

Richard Green, Founder and CEO of the Clarion Project,
national expert on domestic terror activities, discusses the
role of social media on users’ viewpoints and how it is used to
recruit people to radical ideologies.

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The Jamaican Jewish Story
Since 1656

July 31 at 4:30 pm

Ainsley Henriques, former President of the United
Congregation of Israelites Synagogue,  examines the themes
of safety, assimilation, integration, and the future of this
long-standing community.

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Conversations on Zionism:
Reclaiming the Narrative: Stand Up and Fight Back

August 2 4:30 pm

As the son of Soviet Refuseniks, Alex Ryvchin learned that a
lie repeated often enough becomes the truth and felt he had no
choice but to stand up and fight back – which is the advice he
offers to all. In his latest book, “Zionism: The Concise
History,” he speaks about the true beauty of the Zionism
movement, how inconsequential moments were woven together to
corrupt that beauty, and how it’s time for all to stand up and
fight back!
Featuring: Alex Ryvchin Co-CEO of the Executive Council of Australian
Jewry and Author
Russell F. Robinson Chief Executive Officer, Jewish National

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Prior Talks organized by the
Sonoma County Israel Committee

  1. Cartoons and Zionism talk by Yaakov

  2. Understanding Zionism  Charlotte

  3. Challenges faced by non-orthodox Jewry
    in Israel

    Rabbi Andrew Sacks

  4. Antisemitism for Dummies Naya Lekht

  5. Black South African stands with Jews
    against antisemitism Olga Meshoe Washington

  6. Hamas’s war on Israel. Dr. Paul Liptz

Jewish Identity

  1. Karin Stögner:
    Antisemitism, Israel Denial, and Gender

    – A Critique of Certain Intersectionalities

  2. Dr. Sheree Trotter and Dr. Saba Soomekh

    Jewish Indigeneity and The Land of

  3. Yossi Klein Halevi

    Exploring Zionism and Anti-Zionism .

  4. Tammi Rossman-Benjamin:

    Denying Jewish Self-Definition: The
    Latest Trend in Campus Antisemitism in America and What Can Be
    Done About It?

  5. Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove.The
    future of American Jewry
  6. Yossi Klein
    Halevi, Chloe Valdary, and Blake Flayton

    The future of Zionism and the Jewish relationship with other

  7. Rabbi Ammiel Hirsh The Inseparability of Zionism and
    Judaism June 13 9 am

Israel Today

  1. Bassam Eid
    Palestinian Arab Human Rights Activist, on the politics
    inside Gaza and the Disputed Territories

  2. Life in Israel Today – Three

    Life in Israel Today—Three perspectives from a Jewish Israeli,
    an Arab Israeli, and a Christian Israeli Click

    here for
    more info on
    the speakers.

  3. Matti Friedman

    Stoking Hate: How Israel is Covered in
    the Media

  4. Yossi Klein Halevi, Khaled Abu Toameh, Pastor Dumisani
    Washington The
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

  5. HaTikvah: The Hope and its Discontents 
    Professor Edwin

  6. Understanding

    Dr. Matthew Levitt and David Daoud

  7. The Entertainment World’s Tricky Relationship with Israel

Einat Wilf

  1. The Essence of the
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Path to Lasting Peace

  2. Western Anti-Zionism
    and Arab Zionism
  3. The War of Return: Exploring UNRWA and the Right of Return






    1. Alyza D. Lewin  

      “Responses and Solutions to Jew Hatred
      on Campus”

    2. Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias

      Do Human Rights Still Apply to the
      Jewish People? On Weakening the Human Rights Law Protection
      against Antisemitism

    3. Hatred Out of Control: Solutions and Challenges, featuring Anita
      Bromberg, President of CAEF, Leo Adler, criminal lawyer and
      Julius Grey, human rights lawyer, moderated by Christine

    4. David Bedein,

      Director, The Center for Near East Policy Research; Dr. Arnon
      , Associate, The Center for Near East Policy Research;
      and Brooke Goldstein, Executive Director, the Lawfare
      Project, and Founder, End Jew Hatred.

      “UNRWA Incites Violence Against Jews

    5. Prof. Eugene Kontorovich.

      Unpacking Israel and International Law

    6. Whose Land? History and Current Situation.

    7. Using Legal Tools to Combat Campus


    1. Ethnic
      Studies and Antisemitism
      Webinar J Lori Lowenthal
      Marcus Legal Director @The Deborah





Antisemitism: Demonization, Double Standards,



  1. Rusi Jaspal

    : The
    Changing Face of Antisemitism: Insights from Social Psychology

  2. Rabbi David Wolpe:
    Why Antisemitism Makes ‘Sense’: Reflections on the Psychology of
    the Antisemite

  3. Gerald Steinberg:

    NGOs, Antisemitism, and the IHRA
    Working Definition

  4. Miriam F. Elman:

    Left Antisemitism in the United States:
    How Jewish Groups Give Cover to the anti-Zionist Movement

  5. Sina Arnold


    Antisemitism and the Contemporary
    American Left
  6. Ambassador
    Danny Ayalon and Brigadier General (res.) Amir
    How is the war in Ukraine impacting Middle East

    Antisemitism at the University of Toronto

  7. Hillel Neuer
    Executive Director of UN Watch 
    Nation That Dwells Alone: The Demonization of Israel at the

  8. Anne Herzberg and Josh Kern


    The Apartheid Calumny: Antisemitism and
    the Instrumentalization of International Law

  9. Jonathan Greenblatt

    It COULD Happen Here
    . Why
    America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkableand How
    We Can Stop It ADL.
  10. Aaron Breitbar

    The Anti-Jewish campaign of Louis

  11. The Truth
    About Jews and The Slave Trade

  12. Farrakhan In His Own Words

    also see

  13. The Jews
    Cannot Defeat Me: The Antisemitic Crusade of Louis Farrakhan
  14. Dan Diker BDS

    Unmasked: Radical Roots, Extremist Ends
    Apartheid Attacks Against Israel

  15. The Nazi Roots of Arab Antisemitism

  16. The Soviet Origins of Palestinian

  17. The UN’s Newest Assault on Israel

  18. Hate in the US: Unmasking the
    Antisemitism of CAIR and Other Muslim Brotherhood Offshoots

  19. Fighting
    the BDS War in the Entertainment Industry
    Lana Melman

  20. Fighting
    Hate From Home: The Clear and Present Danger of Conspiracy
      ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt and Jessica
    Reaves, the Editorial Director of ADL’s Center on Extremism

  21. Amnesty International’s Israel Problem – and Mine Susie Linfield
    & Bret Stephens
  22. Ethnic
    Studies and Antisemitism
    Webinar J Lori Lowenthal
    Marcus Legal Director @The Deborah
  23. The Campus War Against Israel & Jews
    Richard L. Cravatts
  24. BDS’s sinister Mapping Project, which collects the names and
    addresses of Massachusetts Jewish groups, calling on followers
    to use the addresses to “dismantle” and “disrupt”
    such institutions  Jeff Jacoby, Andrea Levin, Ricki







  1. The Call to Stop the Iran Deal from
    Those Who Know the Regime Best

  2. FDR, the Media & the Holocaust: What
    Did They Know and When Did They Know It?

  3. The Flawed Logic Behind the JCPOA

  4. Biden’s Iran Deal: An Assessment

  5. What on Earth is Putin Thinking?

  6. The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

  7. The Track Record of the Iranian Regime

  8. Current Challenges to US Leadership

  9. Erdogan’s Rapprochement With Israel and
    the Jewish People

  10. On Our Doorstep: Iran and Hezbollah’s
    Latin American Networks

  11. Selling Out: The United States, Israel
    and an Iranian Nuclear Bomb

  12. US National Security & Energy Policy
    Vis-a-Vis the Middle East and North Africa

  13. Lebanon: The Iranian State Within a

  14. The Iranian Nuclear Showdown

  15. US-Saudi Diplomacy Under President

  16. America’s International Credibility

  17. Military Challenges for the US and
    Israel in the Middle East

  18. The Israeli-Arab Insurrection Within
    Israel’s Borders

  19. Rising Tensions in Gaza

  20. The $400 Billion China-Iran Agreement

  21. What Britain can learn from Israel (Andrew
    Roberts) Andrew Roberts


    article in SAPIR
  22. Amnesty
    International’s Israel Problem — and Mine Susie Linfield

    article in SAPIR
  23. Caroline B.
    Glick EMET –

    An Expert Perspective From Israel on Global Affairs and Changing
    Geopolitical Alliances

  24. Omar Al Busaidy,

    Peace Agreement
    (see more at

  25. Israel Surrounded by Chaos: Lebanon, Syria, and Iran
    Tony Badran,
  26. The
    Moral and Strategic Failure in Ignoring  Protests in Iran

  27. Biden
    and Iran Deal
  28. The
    Tectonic Shift on Israel’s Northern Border
    Sarit Zehavi
  29. Status Update: Biden and the Iran Deal
    Behnam Ben Taleblu

  30. President Biden’s Middle East Trip
  31. The View From Abu Dhabi
    Hussein Aboubakr Mansou
  32. The Ukraine and Russia: A Troubled History
    Dr. Christoph
  33. League of Nations Mandate
    Professor Steven Zipperstein, Provides an
    important understanding of Israel and international law.





Israeli Politics



  1. Jerusalem’s View of the Vienna Nuclear

  2. Israel’s Stance on Nuclear Iran & A New
    Approach to the Palestinian Issue

  3. Gaza Conflict 2021: Hamas, Israel and
    Eleven Days of War

  4. Understanding the Labyrinth of the
    Israel Electoral Process

  5. Israel’s Northern Border Heats Up

  6. Assessing the Strength of the Abraham
    Accords Today

  7. Introducing a Great American Hero: The
    Man Who Leaked the Iran Deal

  8. Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine & Israel’s
    Perspective on Iran

  9. Is Israel on a Collision Course With
    the Biden Administration?

  10. The Symbolism of Palestinian Terror

  11. The Afghanistan Withdrawal Vis-a-Vis
    Hezbollah on Israel’s Northern Border

  12. Examining Just How UNRWA Operates

  13. Examining the New Unity Government in
  14. Israel’s Internal Conflicts:
     Many Sides & Parties
    Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Israeli scholar of Arab language
    & culture

Fighting Antisemitism: Tactics

  1. Holly Huffnagle

    (American Jewish Committee)  “What
    Works? Successful Interventions to Counter Antisemitism”

  2. James Sinkinson,
    President, Facts and Logic About the
    Middle East Winning the Fight Against Antisemites

  3. Ilan Sinelnikov Introducing Palestinian Apartheid Week Thursday  

Problems for Jews on Campus / in School

  1. Blake Flayton, Kylie Unell, and Rabbi Zuckerman

    So you Want to be a Zionist?

  2. Using Legal Tools to Combat Campus

  3. Tammi Rossman-Benjamin:

    Denying Jewish Self-Definition: The
    Latest Trend in Campus Antisemitism in America and What Can Be
    Done About It?

  4. The campus war against Israel,

    Dr. Richard Cravatts

  5. Anti-Zionism in the academy and what we can do to fight back

    Rachel Fish
  6. Ethnic
    Studies and Antisemitism
    Webinar J Lori Lowenthal
    Marcus Legal Director @The Deborah
  7. End Jew
    Hatred: Wish you weren’t here, Roger Waters
    co-sponsored by
    the Sonoma County Israel Committee


  1. Nazi’s Granddaughter: The Search for the Truth  Sylvia

  2. Monika Schwarz-Friesel on the 77th anniversary of the liberation
    of Mauthausen
    (written speech, not recorded)

  3. Remembering and Dismembering the Holocaust:  Implications
    for Today
    Prof. Alvin H. Rosenfeld
  4. Matti Friedman: “Who by Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai”

Disinformation about Israel

  1. Dr. Moran Yarchi Fighting Over the Image: The ‘Image War’ as a
    Front in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Email
  2. Industry
    of Lies: Media, Academia and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict –

    Yemini author of the book 

    Industry of Lies: Media, Academia, and the Israeli-Palestinian


* Not yet on video *

  1. Testimonies of the Farhud On 1 June 1941 a pogrom, known as the
    Farhud, broke out in Baghdad.
  2. Zionist Leader to Zionist Leader: A Conversation with Gusti
    Yehoshua Braverman
  3. Confronting Legal Challenges by SJP
    and Other Hate Groups:
    Strategic and Tactical Litigation Decisions at Public and Private Universities
    Aaron Eitan Meyer



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