Grappling with Israel's Evolving Identity
"Part of the challenge for all of us," says Daniel Gordis, "is to become less wedded to our own positions than to an open engagement with a changing reality," says Israel analyst Daniel Gordis in the latest Defining Zionism session. In conversation with Anti-Defamation League National Director Jonathan Greenblatt, Gordis discusses writers and the soul of the Jewish state, a quintessential Israeli experience in a Hadassah operating room, competing narratives of Jews as survivors and pioneers, Palestinian self-determination, his new book, "Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn," and more.
Filmed live on November 18, 2016 at Temple Emanu-el's Skirball Center, in partnership with the Jewish Week. Presented here in five easy-to-watch (and share) clips.
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An emergency operation on Rosh Hashanah at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem tell a story that says more about Israeli identity than many take away from a visit to the Kotel. It’s all about who was in the operating room: a Russian-born Jewish surgeon, an ultra-Orthodox nurse, and an Arab anesthesiologist.WATCH ›
"My belief in a Palestinian state stems from my Zionism," says Gordis. He shares his thoughts on the two-state solution and spotlights a Palestinian leader he thinks deserves to rise in the ranks of Palestinian leaders who can work toward peace.WATCH ›
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