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Zero Motivation
A zany, dark comedic portrait of everyday life in a unit of female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters who bide their time pushing paper and battling in computer games, counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment—to friendship, love, and country—are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit. Dir. Talya Lavie (2014, Israel, 100 mins)Followed by a conversation with the director.Co-presented by IAC-Dor Chadash. (more)REGISTER
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Sun, Nov 9
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The Challenges of a Young Country: Comparing Israel and the US at the Age of 66
With David Blight and Ari Shavit, moderated by Emily Bazelon It takes harsh compromises to form and sustain a new country. In its sixth decade, the United States faced a catastrophic period, deeply divided over an issue that was fundamental to its continued existence as a unified country. Are there parallels to the Israel of today? What can Israel learn from American history? This program is sold out. You can watch via livestream here. A very limited number of $500 tickets for the VIP pre-event, which includes admission to the program, are still available. Fundraising events make it possible for us to offer free and low-cost programs to our community. Please contact Carly Levine clevine@jccmanhattan.org for more information. The Israel Forum is made possible by generous support from the Wechsler Family. (more)REGISTER
center for israel
Tue, Nov 11
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Defense with a Conscience: Exploring Military Ethics in Israel
Renowned philosophers and military ethicists Moshe Halbertal and Asa Kasher, architects of the IDF's codes of ethics, along with US Maj. Gen. (ret.) Robert Latiff, discuss "moral armies" and the challenges of defensive wars in today's new Middle East. Moderated by Jane Eisner, editor in chief of the Forward. The Israel Forum is made possible by generous support from the Wechsler Family. (more)REGISTER
center for israel
Thu, Dec 4
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