Join Alan Elsner, J Street's Special Advisor to the President, for a discussion to examine the American Jewish community’s response to the election of Donald Trump and how to address the new administration's appointments, especially his reckless nominee for US Ambassador to Israel. The discussion will focus on what a Trump presidency may mean for Israel, the region and the prospect of a two-state solution at large. Mr. Elsner will lead the event, which will include extensive time for questions and conversation.
Monday, February 6, 7pm | Havurah Shalom
(825 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR)
Alan Elsner has had a long career at the top ranks of American and international journalism prior to joining J Street. As State Department and later White House correspondent for Reuters News Agency, Elsner traveled the world with Secretaries of State and was on first name terms with presidents and vice presidents. His sharp questioning during the Rwanda genocide forced the United States to change its policy and was later highlighted in the Hollywood movie “Hotel Rwanda.” As Reuters National Correspondent, Elsner was the agency’s chief writer on 9/11/2001. Elsner is the author of two novels and two works of non-fiction.