Tufts Friends of Israel

Upcoming Programs

Date: Wednesday October 3rd

Time: 12PM-1:30 PM

Location: Eaton 202

Liberal Values, Progressive Israel: A Conversation with Jonathan Miller

Mr. Jonathan Miller is the former two-term elected Kentucky State Treasurer, Deputy Chief of Staff for the US Department of Energy, one of the co-founders of the organization No Labels, and an active contributor to the Huffington Post. Mr. Miller’s involvement with the Democratic Party includes serving as a Deputy Political Director for the Clinton/Gore 1992 presidential campaign and chairing the Kentucky Democratic Party in 2007. In his new book The Liberal Case for Israel, Mr. Millerexplores how 64-year-old Israel has become a beacon for liberal values and the progressive movement, touching on economic justice, civil liberty, children’s healthcare, and LGBT rights. Please join Friends of Israel (FOI) in our kickoff event on October 3rd at 12PM in Eaton 202 for what is sure to be an eye-opening lecture! Lunch and refreshments will be served.


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“Dinner with SHORTY: Openly Gay Israeli Rap Artist OUT IN ISRAEL”

Shorty is Israeli rap artist who fell in love with hip-hop when she was fifteen. At 20, She released a hit single on the radio which was the biggest hit of that year in Israel. She released a critically acclaimed hip-hop album at 22, and in 2007 she began hosting a live television show. She is currently working on her second album and releasing hip-hop and funky pop-rock hits. Shorty is also an openly lesbian artist, and will speak about her experiences in Israel.

Delicious dinner will be provided!!!!

For more information, check out: www.outinisraelmonth.com

The event is cosponsored by Tufts LGBTQ Center, Tufts Hillel, and Tufts Friends of Israel

“Taste of Israel”

Friends of Israel and the Tufts Culinary Society have teamed up to bring you a Taste of Israel! On Wednesday November 16, stop by Hotung to experience a tasty showcase of the diversity of Israel. This very special event will display and demo foods from a selection of the peoples who call Israel home . From Arab to Jewish to Eastern European and Ethiopian, we’ve got it all. Please join us for a fun and educational celebration of culture, November 16th at 9PM. There will be prizes! Bring your appetite!

Click here for the flyer –> Taste of Israel Flyer

“Gilad Shalit’s Return and the Security Implications for the State of Israel”

Professor Amos Guiora Discusses Gilad Shalit | Monday, October 24, 4:30 p.m. | Tufts Hillel

Why did the Israeli government make the heart-wrenching decision to free 1,027 prisoners, including notorious terrorists, for one Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit? What are the security implications of the prisoner swap for the State of Israel? How will the deal affect other regional actors in the Middle East, including Egypt, Turkey, Syria and Iran?

If you are interested in hearing the answers to these questions and discussing the fate of the region after the return of Gilad Shalit, come join us for a conversation with Professor of International Law and Counter-Terrorism Amos Guiora!


Amos N. Guiora is an Israeli-American professor of law at The S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, and an expert on drone attacks. He is a widely cited expert on Legal Aspects of Counterterrorism, Terror Financing, International Law, and Morality in Armed Conflict.

If you ever have any questions, email us at tuftsfoi@gmail.com!

A Taste of Israel! Come have a taste of Israeli cuisine. More information to come!

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