Will the Abraham Accords Change Israel’s Frightened Mindset? with foreign correspondent Mark Lavie

Wednesday, 3 March 2021 at 19:30

Online Event

ESRA members NIS 25 | Non-members NIS 35


ESRA Rehovot

Mark’s recently published book, “Why Are We Still Afraid?” recaps his half-century career as a radio and print reporter, covering Israel and the Mideast for top outlets including AP, CBC, NPR and NBC. His surprising conclusion: Israelis focus on the wrong issues, driven by exaggerated fears of enemies near and far, while their real problems are domestic.

Mark will examine the possibility that the Abraham Accords - normalization with UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan - might revolutionize Israeli politics. You'll walk alongside the author as he interacts with Israel on many levels, encountering heroes and demagogues, leaders and followers, Jews and Arabs--and you'll follow him to the conclusion that Israel cannot fix the Palestinians, but it can fix itself--and in its upcoming election, Israel's emphasis should be on domestic problems and not exaggerated security threats.

He’ll bring in some serious (and some funny) material from his book, and harsh criticism of the way journalism operates in the age of social media.

 Mark won the New York Overseas Press Club’s Lowell Thomas Award for Best Radio Interpretation of Foreign Affairs in 1994. His first book, “Broken Spring,” relates his experiences covering Arab Spring while living in Cairo.

The time of the event refers to Israel Local Time.

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