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Friday, June 26 • 4:30pm - 5:40pm
How to Deal With Conflict When Talking About the Conflict: Learning How to Speak to Each Other About Israel

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In Israel, debate and dissent are seen as legitimate expressions of care and engagement in Israel’s vibrant political conversation. Even though Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people, such discussions about it in the American Jewish community often result in hurtful judgment and high emotions. Shutting down conversation should not be an option on an issue so central to our identity. How can we have constructive conversations about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that don’t end in shouting matches? In this interactive session, participants will learn a proven approach to navigating such sensitive conversations, including how to side-step pitfalls and how to facilitate a more constructive discussion.


Laura Cutler

Laura Katz Cutler is thoroughly enjoying her second career as Managing Director of the Center for Israel Studies at American University. A former commercial banker with Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco, Laura is a community activist and active member of the Washington, DC, Jewish... Read More →

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Stanley Wulf

Founder, SpeakingAboutIsrael.com
Dr. Stanley Wulf is a retired physician who travels around the US to speak about the conflict in the Middle East and the difficulties we experience as American Jews in hearing and sharing differing views. The model he presents centers on "The 3 No's"-  the 3 areas that most often... Read More →

Friday June 26, 2015 4:30pm - 5:40pm PDT
Bennett Valley SC2065

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