Pacific Palisades, CA
June 16, 2011

The Turmoil in the Middle East: Implications for Israel

With Dr. Oded Eran and Dr. Emily Landau


Dr. Emily Landau, Mel Levine,
Connie Bruck and Dr. Oded Eran

The stunning home of former Congressman Mel Levine and author Connie Bruck — nestled in the Pacific Palisades mountains overlooking the ocean — provided the perfect setting for supper and a stimulating briefing on The Turmoil in the Middle East: Implications for Israel.

The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) partnered with American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) to present Dr. Oded Eran, Israel's former Ambassador to Jordan and the European Union and Director of the INSS, and Dr. Emily Landau, Director of Arms Control and the Regional Security Program at the Institute. Dr. Eran addressed the potential impact of the "Arab Spring" on Israel and Dr. Landau shared her insights on diplomatic initiatives to confront the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea.

Among the 65 guests were valued friends of the INSS and AFTAU, including Lois & Dick GuntherKarren Ganstwig & Howard Welinsky, Ira ReinerAnne & Andrew KaplanDonna & Barry BernsteinJoe & Wendy ShalantRuth & Michel SteinbergerFred AdlerDenise Klassy, Jeffrey & Joyce Levine, Effie & Shuli Katz and Geraldine Spira. TAU Alumni were also well represented by Dr. Doron KahanaMiguel Da VinchiTommy & Michal Orpaz, Michael NudelmanOrna Yarzin and Clark Hoover.

As an expression of his appreciation, Dr. Eran presented Mel with a shofar he brought specially from Israel.

Fred Adler and Denise Klassy
Fred Adler and Denise Klassy

Barry and Donna Bernstein
Barry and Donna Bernstein

Miguel Da Vinchi and Elite Zexer
Miguel Da Vinchi and Elite Zexer

Joseph and Wendy Shalant
Joseph and Wendy Shalant

Andrew and Anne Kaplan and Mel Levine
Andrew and Anne Kaplan
and Mel Levine

Dr. Emily Landau, Amir Giveon and Naomi Leight
Dr. Emily Landau, Amir Giveon
and Naomi Leight

Effie and Shuli Katz, David Busby and Dr. Oded Eran
Effie and Shuli Katz,
David Busby and Dr. Oded Eran

Dr. Doron Kahana, Dr. Emily Landau, Mel Levine et al.
Dr. Doron Kahana,
Dr. Emily Landau, Mel Levine,
Connie Bruck, Dr. Oded Eran
and Rosalie Lurie

Mel Levine, Tommy Orpaz and Michal Orenstein-Orpaz
Mel Levine, Tommy Orpaz
and Michal Orenstein-Orpaz

 

Andrew Kaplan, Jan Levine, and Jason and Joyce Levine
Andrew Kaplan, Jan Levine,
and Jason and Joyce Levine

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