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Monday, February 16 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Understanding Israel’s Declaration of Independence

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Israel’s Declaration of Independence is the most revolutionary document in Jewish history in two millennia. In addition to a close examination of the background of its formulation and of its contents, we shall examine it in comparative context with the American Declaration of Independence, the Palestinian National Covenant, and the Hamas Charter. The commonalities between them and their vast differences are the subject of this session.

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Ilan Troen

Born in Boston, Ilan Troen was educated at Brandeis, Hebrew University and Chicago. On making aliyah he joined Ben-Gurion University, became Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and Director of the BGU Research Institute, and pioneered programs in Israel Studies. He returned to Brandeis to establish the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. He has authored or edited fourteen books on American, Jewish and Israeli history and is founding... Read More →


Monday February 16, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
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