*Dr. Hoffman will discuss the challenges that Israel faces in foreign policy and how one of the world’s best militaries and a spectacular intelligence system fails and stumbles when it comes to foreign policy. Why? What causes Israel’s leaders to act courageously in the martial-security battlefield while at the same time be driven by fear in the political and international arena? How is it that Israel - the only liberal democracy in the Middle East, a nation on the cutting edge of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology - finds itself increasingly isolated and outcast politically and diplomatically? Is this simply a reaction to the political stances of particular parties, or does it stem from a deeper cultural and psychological failure?
An expert in crisis management, conflict resolution and anti-terrorism policy, Dr. Hoffman founded the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
Dr. Hoffman will serve as the first speaker in an ongoing JCRC discussion on Israel.
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Tal Stein, Director of Community Relations and Israel Affairs.