Michael Oren: Israel must face its identity crisis to survive | Top Story


Is Israel ignoring its existential problems? Has Israel swept its problems under the rug for the political needs of the here and now?

In this week’s episode of Top Story, JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin discusses the problems facing Israel as it heads towards its 100th birthday with historian and former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren. He is the author of the new book 2048: The Rejuvenated State, a manifesto about how the Jewish state can deal with a long list of existential challenges including those brought to the fore by the divisions over judicial reform

They discuss
– Haredi non-participation in defense and the economy
– anarchy and lawlessness in the Negev
– Palestinian adversaries who don’t want peace, but aren’t ready for statehood
– The need to elevate the concept of Jewish peoplehood and address a basic question: “Who are we?” and much more.

A discussion about fundamentals and the very real problems of the Jewish State, you won’t want to miss this!

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