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Friday, February 12 • 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Jewish Diplomacy – Israeli (foreign?) policy towards world Jewry

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Jewish Diplomacy is a known oxymoron. It gets even more complicated when conducted vis-à-vis other Jews. Who is an Israeli diplomat referring to when she says ‘we’?  Is the relationship of the Jewish state with diaspora communities foreign or domestic policy?  How do non-Jewish Israeli citizens fit into the picture? How must such questions be answered to secure the enduring cohesion of the Jewish people? These will be explored in light of International Law, world politics and Jewish tradition.


Shimon Mercer-Wood

Shimon Mercer-Wood is the Spokesperson and Consul for Media Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York. He joined the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2008 and has served at the Israeli Embassies in New Delhi and in London. He holds a master’s degree in International... Read More →

Friday February 12, 2016 10:30pm - 11:45pm EST