A Song of Peace: Begin’s Vision and Egypt Today

The 1979 Peace Treaty, brokered by the United States, between Egypt and Israel is one of the hallmark foreign policy accomplishments of Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

This webinar explores and examines the resolve of Begin, and the risks he took, in order to achieve a peace among enemies. Almost 42 years later, what does that peace look like? After sharing a clip from the documentary film, A Song of Peace, we will facilitate a lively discussion between the Israeli filmmakers and two leading Israeli experts on Egypt.

This film is part of a trilogy on the legacy of Menachem Begin. Our experts include a former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt and the current Director of the Israeli Academic Center in Cairo. The panel discussion will cover:

  • What motivated Begin to take the risk for peace?
  • What were the challenges that subsequent Israeli peacemakers encountered?
  • Do most Egyptians oppose the Peace Agreement with Israel and is there noticeable hostility, from the common man on the street, towards Israel and Israelis?
  • What is the purpose and status today of the Israeli Academic Center in Cairo?
Streamed live, the program will feature:

Gabriel M. Rosenbaum, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Dept. Of Arabic Language and Literature
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Levi Zini
Documentary Director
Producer and Artistic Advisor

Ambassador Haim Koren
Former Israel Ambassador to the Republic of Egypt

Wayne L. Firestone
Executive Director
America-Israel Friendship League

Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.


Dec 09,2020

12:00 pm -- 1:00 pm EST

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