Transcript: Israel & the Future of Zionism

01/16/2007 - Some of the nation's leading journalists gathered in Key West, Fla., in December 2006 for the Pew Forum's biannual Faith Angle Conference on religion, politics and public life.

Peter Berkowitz, a Hoover Institution fellow, and Ari Shavit, a columnist for the Israeli paper Ha'aretz, offered a brief history of Zionism and argued for the continuing importance of the Zionist movement. They discussed the internal and external challenges facing Israel today, including Iran's potential nuclear capabilities, the rise of "post-Zionist" ideology in Israel, the failure of Israeli party politics, and leftist, European hostility to Israel. The speakers and journalists also touched on Jewish attitudes toward Christian Zionism.


Peter Berkowitz, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Ari Shavit, Columnist, Ha'aretz

Moderator: Michael Cromartie, Vice President, Ethics & Public Policy Center; Senior Advisor, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

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Peter Berkowitz and Ari Shavit, Israel and the Future of Zionism

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