Senator Ben Cardin will moderate a discussion with Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, and Bret Stephens, contributing columnist for The New York Times and senior contributor for NBC news, about the lessons Israel has learned over the past 70 years. Free and open to the public - no reservations required.
In Pirkei Avot, we are told that at age 70 one attains wisdom. As Israel celebrates its 70th year, we ask what lessons has Israel learned that it didn’t know earlier in its statehood? Conversely, despite its 70 years, what is critically important for Israel to know now that it doesn’t seem to have learned? We pose these questions to two major voices known for their views on Israel and the Jewish American scene. Jeffrey Goldberg is editor-in-chief of The Atlantic. Bret Stephens is former editor in chief of the Jerusalem Post, a contributing columnist for The New York Times and senior contributor for NBC news in June 2017. We are honored to have Beth Tfiloh's own Senator Ben Cardin, as moderator.