Mon 2 March 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hangar 11 - יורדי הסירה 1, Tel Aviv,
Tel Aviv International Salon
*Top Decision Makers Speaking With TLV Young Professionals
Alan Dershowitz – “Seeing 2020”
Clear Answers to Tough Questions
Q&A with the Professor about Trump, Bernie, Bibi, Benny, Peace & more….
Followed by an Olim elections viewing party
Date: Monday March 2nd 2020, 8pm
Venue: Hangar 11, Federation Hall, Tel Aviv Port
Professor Dershowitz arrives at the Tel Aviv International Salon fresh off his impeachment trial presentation in the US Senate defending the Constitution. He has also recently published “Guilt By Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Age of # MeToo” and “Defending Israel: The Story of My Relationship with My Most Challenging Client”.
About Our Speaker: Alan Dershowitz
Alan M. Dershowitz is a Brooklyn, NY native who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world, “America’s most public Jewish defender” and “Israel’s single most visible defender – the Jewish state’s lead attorney in the court of public opinion.”
Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus, joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 after clerking for Judge David Bazelon and Justice Arthur Goldberg and quickly became the youngest tenured full professor in the school’s history. Professor Dershowitz is the author of more than 35 fiction and non-fiction works with a worldwide audience. His titles include The Case For Israel; The Case For Peace; Chutzpah; Rights From Wrong; Preemption, Blasphemy: How the Religious Right is Hijacking the Declaration of Independence; and exceptional, action-packed novels like The Trials of Zion; and Just Revenge as well as recent works written for timely purposes such as a guide for voting in the 2016 US election aptly titled Electile Dysfunction, a Guide for the Unaroused Voter; The Case Against the Iran Deal; and Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel’s Just War Against Hamas; books with Jewish themes such as Abraham: The World’s First (But Certainly Not Last) Jewish Lawyer ; and The Genesis of Justice: Ten Stories of Biblical Injustice that Led to the Ten Commandments and Modern Law; and his autobiography Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law.
Prof. Dershowitz has received numerous honors. In 1983, the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith presented him with the William O. Douglas First Amendment Award for his “compassionate eloquent leadership and persistent advocacy in the struggle for civil and human rights.” In presenting the award, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel said: “If there had been a few people like Alan Dershowitz during the 1930s and 1940s, the history of European Jewry might have been different.”
His writing has been praised by Truman Capote, Saul Bellow, William Styron, David Mamet, Aharon Appelfeld, A.B. Yehoshua, Elie Wiesel, Richard North Patterson, and Henry Louis Gate, Jr. More than a million of his books—translated in many languages—have been sold worldwide. He has been the subject of two New Yorker cartoons, a New York Times crossword puzzle, and a Trivial Pursuit question. A sandwich at Fenway Park has been named after him—pastrami, of course. He is married to Carolyn Cohen, a PhD psychologist. He has three children, one a film producer, one a lawyer for the Women’s National Basketball Association and one a professional actor.
About Our Organization: Tel Aviv International Salon
ELECTIONS NOTICE: The Salons are a politically unaffiliated, honest-broker organization and as such we do not support any candidate or political party. We are proud to have a long tradition of hosting the leading candidates from all sides of the political spectrum during local and national elections to speak, debate and discuss the important issues that our entire community cares about. We have also always invited every major candidate for Prime Minister to have a stage speaking to Olim and the international community in Tel Aviv. Please take to heart that no matter whom you support, don’t forget to vote March 2nd!
The Tel Aviv International Salon is the largest speakers forum in Israel. Our nonprofit organization was established in 2009 to provide a challenging, thought-provoking and intellectual discussion non-partisan platform for the young adult Tel Aviv International and Sabra community. There are an increasing number of motivated young professionals who are choosing to make Tel Aviv their home. The Salon provides this community a unique forum to learn about, debate and discuss Israeli, Jewish and world politics, history, media, economics, social, cultural and environmental issues with a diverse range of engaging international decision makers and the leading influencers on our society.
Event is sponsored by: The Am Yisrael Foundation, ZOA & Hangar 11