A conversation about Israel

Michael Oren is the brilliant historian and former Israeli Ambassador to the United States; Yossi Klein Halevi is the author, most recently, of Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation and, I take it, Oren’s best friend. In the video below, under the gentle hand of moderator Gary Rosenblatt, Oren and Halevi discuss Halevi’s new book, but the conversation opens up to deliberate over the survival of the Jewish people, the fate of Israel and the challenge of history to Jewish faith. Between the 25 to 30 minute mark, Oren makes some extremely interesting remarks about the Iranian nuclear program. If you have any interest in the related subjects under discussion, I highly recommend this video.

Related: Peter Berkowitz, “A must-read book for brokers of Mideast peace talks.”

Via Martin Kramer.

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