May 20, 2019

 

“Jerusalem and Washington: A Life in Politics and Diplomacy”
with Ambassador Zalman Shoval
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Zalman Shoval is an Israeli politician and diplomat who was a 4-term member of the Knesset, first representing David Ben-Gurion's Rafi-State List and then the Likud and who served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States during the George H. W. Bush presidency and, later during the Clinton administration. He resides in Tel Aviv and regularly visits the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Don Wallace, Jr., Chairman, International Law Institute

 

 

 

Professor Yonah Alexander, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism

Studies, and Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

 

 

 

Ambassador (Ret.) Zalman Shoval

 

 

 

A politician and a two-time ambassador to the United States, Shoval has navigated the complicated relationships among Israel’s various ministers and political parties. But none was more fraught than Jerusalem and Washington’s in the 1990s, in connection with the financial problems related to Israel's absorption of the million immigrants from the former Soviet Union which ignited tensions that threatened Shoval’s diplomatic expulsion.

 

 

 

Since Israel’s founding seventy years ago, Shoval has championed its independence, survival, and global reputation. His public life began as a child relocated from 1930s Europe, throwing rocks at Palestine’s British occupiers and living alongside Arabs and Jews whose backgrounds differed greatly from his own. As a college student in the U.S. and Switzerland, an intelligence officer in the Israeli Defense Force, a member of Israel’s governing majority in Jerusalem, and Israel’s ambassador in Washington, D.C., Shoval’s cosmopolitan background has influenced his hopes for Israel and his ability to negotiate with others.     

 

 

 

Ambassador Shoval will discuss his recently published new book Jerusalem and Washington: A Life in Politics and Diplomacy (Roman & Littlefield, 2018) that provides “beyond the closed doors” accounts of these two capitals in the rooms where prime ministers and presidents made decisions about the first Gulf War, the fate of Jonathan Polard, the role of the PLO, and Israel’s responses to international criticisms and hostilities.

 

IUCTS Highlights

Seminars

 

May 20, 2019

"Jerusalem and Washington: A Life in Politics and Diplomacy” with Ambassador Zalman Shoval"

 

May 14, 2019

"The Role of Diplomacy in the World's Future"

 

April 30, 2019

"The Current State of American Diplomacy and Future Outlook"

 

March 28, 2019

"Biological Terrorism: International Dimensions"

   

Additional past events 

Op-ed

 

The Jerusalem Post on July 13, 2019:

"Establish a chemical and biological WMD Free Zone in the Middle East Now"

By Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig

 

The Times of Israel
on January 25, 2019: "There's good reason to fear Iran's global reach" by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig

 

The Times of Israel on September 26, 2018: "The battle for the new Syria"

by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig