3 2020

Elon Lecture: David Makovsky on Leadership in Israel and America

5:30PM - 7:00PM  

McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, at Elon University 301 East Haggard Avenue
Elon, NC 27244

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David Makovsky draws lessons from leaders of Israel discussed in his new book, co-authored with Ambassador Dennis Ross, Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny. The book tells the story of four Israeli leaders who made historic decisions, three in pursuit of peace, and then applies their example to the next difficult decision that needs to be taken by Israeli leadership: to separate from the Palestinians and preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state. What are the qualities of a leader who will be able to make this decision and how do politics in Israel and the US contribute to making the choice?