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Schwalb Center for Jewish and Israel Studies
2013 Phil and Ruth Sokolof Lecture

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
UNO Thompson Alumni Center, 7 PM

Ari Shavit
Israeli Author, Columnist, & Journalist

"My Promised Land: A Personal Journey Through the History of Israel"

Courtesy of UNO Television

Shavit Ari Shavit speaks with a modern voice about the realities of Israeli history and current life. He was a guest on “Israeli News” during summer 2014 war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza (Operation Protective Edge). Shavit appeared on CNN and other international television stations. Recently, HBO reached an agreement with Shavit to create a series based on his bestselling 2014 book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. Born in Rehovot, Israel, Shavit served as a paratrooper in the IDF and studied philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In the 1980s he wrote for the progressive weekly Koteret Rashit, in the early 1990s he was chairperson of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, and in 1995 he joined Israel Daily Haaretz, where he currently serves on the editorial board. Shavit is also a leading commentator on Israeli public television.

The 2015 Sokolof Lecture was sponsored by the UNO Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, the UNO College of Arts and Sciences, the Plains State Region of the Anti-Defamation League, the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Omaha and the University of Nebraska Foundation. For further information, contact Dr. Moshe Gershovich, Director, Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO, 402-554-2788.



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