Israeli Journalist Will Discuss 'Jerusalem And The Politics Of Myth' In Talk At Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — Israeli journalist Gershom Gorenberg will present “Jerusalem and the Politics of Myth” at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 4. His 7:30 p.m. talk in Emerson Suite C, Phillips Hall, will address the real and mythical meanings of Jerusalem in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The lecture is free and open to the public.

After many years as an associate editor of the Israeli news magazine “The Jerusalem Report,” Gorenberg is now a senior correspondent for “The American Prospect.” As a commentator on Middle East affairs and the interface of religion and politics, he has appeared on such news programs as “60 Minutes,” “Nightline” and “Dateline.” He has lectured at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Middle East Institute and for universities, congregations and other organizations seeking a nuanced view of politics and religion in the Middle East.

Gorenberg is the author of the books “The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967–1977” and “The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount,” and coauthored “Shalom, Friend,” a biography of the assassinated Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin

Gorenberg’s talk is sponsored by the Ithaca College Jewish studies program. For more information contact Rebecca Lesses, coordinator of Jewish studies, at or (607) 274-3556.

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