Get the Inside Scoop From Israel [Updated]

It’s not too late: American Experiment is hosting Naftali Bennett, the former (and likely future) Prime Minister of Israel as the speaker at our Annual Dinner on June 6. Follow the link for information and to buy tickets, which I highly recommend if you live in reasonable proximity to Minnesota. The Annual Dinner is a fundraiser, so tickets are intentionally not cheap. On the other hand, going out to dinner isn’t cheap these days, either.

Bennett is a former IDF special forces soldier, a remarkably successful tech entrepreneur, and now, at a relatively young age, a leading figure in Israeli politics. He served as Prime Minister for a year as part of a coalition government, just before Benjamin Netanyahu (for whom Bennett once served as chief of staff) came in for his most recent term.

Bennett came to my attention after the October 7 massacres, when he was a prominent and highly effective spokesman for the Israeli people. In interviews with hostile outlets like CNN and the BBC–and, yes, they were hostile even before Israel had taken any action to respond to Gaza’s murderous attack–he took no grief from liberal reporters and defended his country aggressively. That, along with the obvious timeliness of the topic, is what led us to book him for our Annual Dinner.

Tomorrow I am going to interview Bennett via zoom for a feature in the July issue of Thinking Minnesota. I intend to ask some serious questions about Israel’s viability, given the immense forces arrayed against it in the Muslim world, beginning with the nearly-nuclear Iran.

It should be a great event, so if you can make it, please go here to learn more and buy tickets.

UPDATE: On Friday, Bennett responded to the International Court of Justice’s absurd demand that Israel lose the war that Gaza started:

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