What Does It Mean to be a Zionist Today?

Join us for a conversation between journalist and political commentator Peter Beinart and J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami. They will discuss anti-semitism, the changing conversation on Israel in the Jewish community and more.

When: May 29, 2019 | 7:30pm
Where: BNY Mellon Center, 5th Floor (1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, 19103)

About the speakers:

Peter Beinart is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York and a widely read writer and commentator. He is a contributor to The Atlantic, a Senior Correspondent for The Forward, a CNN commentator and a non-resident fellow for The Foundation for Middle East Peace. From 1999 to 2006, Beinart was Editor of The New Republic. He writes frequently about Israel’s struggle to remain true to its Jewish and democratic values while maintaining a 50-year occupation of millions of Palestinian non-citizens.

Jeremy Ben-Ami is the founder and President of J Street, bringing to the role deep experience in American politics and government and a passionate commitment to Israel and liberal Zionism. He served in the mid-1990s as the Deputy Domestic Policy Advisor to President Bill Clinton and has worked on seven Presidential and numerous state and local campaigns. The Jerusalem Post included Ben-Ami in its list of the 50 Most Influential Jews in the world. He is a graduate of New York University Law School and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Relations at Princeton University.

*Note: Due to the high interest in this event, there are no more General Admission tickets available.