Jewish Journal

Authors to discuss terrorism at AJU

by Ryan Torok

Posted on Apr. 26, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Authors Thanassis Cambanis, Joel Chasnoff and Mordechai Dzikansky will present on-the-ground perspectives of terrorism in Israel and the Middle East when they appear together next week during a panel discussion, “Terrorism and the Middle East,” at American Jewish University.

Cambanis, a veteran Middle East correspondent and author of “A Privilege to Die: Inside the Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel” (Free Press, 2010), offers a detailed look at the cross section of people willing to die for Hezbollah and explores the hatred of Israel and the United States that binds its diverse supporters.

Chasnoff, author of the irreverent memoir “The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid From Chicago Fights Hezbollah” (Free Press, 2010), delves into the eye-opening time he spent enlisted in the Israeli army, including his tour of duty in Lebanon.

Dzikansky, one of the few Orthodox Jews in the NYPD, recounts his journey from homicide detective to suicide bombing expert in Israel in “Terrorist Cop: The NYPD Jewish Cop Who Traveled the World to Stop Terrorists” (Barricade Books, 2010). After Sept. 11, Dzikansky was NYPD’s intelligence liaison in Israel, learning firsthand how to prevent terror attacks.

The event, sponsored by the Whizin Center for Continuing Education, takes place on May 1, 4 p.m., at American Jewish University.

For more information, visit wcce.ajula.edu.

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