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Israeli Leadership: Dilemmas and Critical Decisions in Crisis Situations

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American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Southwest Region (AABGU)  invites you to “Israeli Leadership: Dilemmas and Critical Decisions in Crisis Situations” featuring Dr. Natan Aridan from BGU’s Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism.

Dr. Natan Aridan is a specialist in Israel-Diaspora relations as well as historic diplomatic relations between Israel and English-speaking countries. As a recipient of the 2012-2014 Israel Science Foundation Grant, Dr. Aridan is currently writing a book on the dilemmas and critical decisions of Israel’s diplomats and Diaspora Jewry in lobbying support for the State of Israel between 1948 and 1973. He serves as editor of the distinguished journal Israel Studies, co-sponsored with The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University and published by Indiana University Press. Having lived in Israel for the past 30 years, Dr. Ardian made aliya from the U.K. as a young adult.

Dr. Natan Aridan will share important insights about:

David Ben-Gurion’s interactions with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Winston Churchill, Charles De Gaulle and John F. Kennedy

David Ben-Gurion, Konrad Adenauer and the reparations agreement with West Germany

David Ben-Gurion’s attitude towards Mainland China

The 1973 October War: Golda Meir, Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon – declassified documents

R.S.V.P. by June 24, 2013.

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