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August 2020

Normalization Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates: Why Did It Happen and Why Now?

August 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Zoom Event |  The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative (MGSDII) invites you to a special panel discussion with leading Israeli academics on today’s announcement, “No to Annexation and Yes to Normalization.” The agreement that Israel would normalize relations with the United Arab Emirates and drop its plans to annex parts of the West Bank was a surprise in a region that seems stuck. Is the Arab World stepping away from its position to not negotiate with Israel until the “Palestinian…

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September 2020

Through the Lens: A Virtual Exploration of Contemporary Israeli Dynamics through Media

September 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Back by popular demand, the MGSDII and The Hive Through the Lens series continues! Join filmmaker Yair Agmon for a screening of his film, Like a Beating Heart, followed by Q&A moderated by Chaya Gilboa. The film tells the personal story of Agmon as he joins the tens of thousands of Israelis on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, who visit their Rabbi's tomb in the center of Ukraine to be a part of a “yearning crowd.” To register, please…

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MGSDII Salon Series: Tehran

September 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tehran, the highly anticipated new espionage thriller from Fauda writer and MGSDII Visiting Artist, Moshe Zonder, will premier on Apple TV on September 25th! Join the show's creator, Zonder, and director, Danny Syrkin, for a behind-the-scenes conversation. Already receiving rave reviews, Tehran follows a Mossad agent as she embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran. Watch the trailer HERE. This interactive event is exclusively available to supporters and partners of the MGSDII. To register,…

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October 2020

“The Land that I Will Show You” Conference: Recent Archaeological & Historical Studies in Israel

October 25, 2020 - October 28, 2020

The MGSDII is pleased to invite you to a virtual community conference, produced by the NYU Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. The MGSDII's UCSD university partner, Professor Tom Levy, will give a talk titled, "David, Solomon and Edom: Reflections from the Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project." Professor Levy leads the MGSDII funded UC San Diego-Scripps and University of Haifa marine archaeology and climate change research project. The project allows students from San Diego to investigate the impact of long-term…

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Meet the MGSDII Award-Winning Israeli Filmmakers from The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival

October 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leichtag Commons, 441 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Link to Join Webinar https://zoom.us/j/95973302532 Webinar ID: 959 7330 2532   OCTOBER 23-25 | The Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival, will feature the two MGSDII Emerging Israeli Filmmaker award winning shorts from the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival. October 26, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | RSVP to watch the award winning shorts and hear from the two of MGSDII Emerging Israeli Filmmakers. Engage with the creators of these fabulous shorts and hear more about their films and the creative process behind…

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“Incitement” Film Screening & Filmmaker Discussion

October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Leichtag Commons, 441 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States

An online discussion of the award-winning film, "Incitement", which chronicles the true events leading to the murder of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. Acclaimed director and co-writer Yaron Zilberman and Professor Yoram Peri, author of "The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin" (Stanford University Press) and a former political advisor to Prime Minister Rabin, will discuss the events depicted, their underlying causes and their meanings for today. To register, please click HERE.   About the Program Marking the 25th anniversary of the…

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November 2020

Jisr az-Zarqa and the Technion: Bringing Technological Capital to the Community

November 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leichtag Commons, 441 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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Join Mor Shilon, MGSDII Visiting Israeli Professor at UCSD, and other Israeli educators who are advancing social change through campus-community partnerships. Using the Israeli Arab town of Jisr az-Zarqa as a case study, the panelists will discuss their research  and intervention in the poorest village in Israel, making technological capital accessible for Jisr’s residents. With the Covid-19 pandemic, and the use of technology becoming the most basic practice for daily living, the Jisr project is more relevant than ever. Co Sponsored…

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December 2020

Exclusive San Diego Virtual Screening and Talk with the Filmmaker of “Children of the Sun”

December 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

You're invited to watch “Children of the Sun" (winner of Israel’s “Oscar,” the Ophir Prize) and join the film’s creator, Ran Tal, for an in-depth discussion. Click HERE to view a trailer of the documentary. This brilliant film, made by one of Israel’s most important documentary filmmakers, tells the  story of 18 children born and raised in the first kibbutzim in Israel beginning almost two decades before the establishment of the state in 1948.  As the stories of the children’s lives unfold,…

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Shine the Light: Machane Yehuda Market

December 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join MGSDII and the Hive as we shine the light on the Machane Yehuda Market in the heart of Jerusalem with a screening of "Meet Me in the Market." In 1962 Jackie Kennedy invited the world on a tour of the white house. In this performance, just like she did then, Jackie Kennedy (played by Ori Lenkinski) invites the world via camera lens, on a tour of Machane Yehuda market – a site which is, like her, rich in history,…

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Exploration of Identity, Tradition and Complexity in Israel with Nitzan Gilady

December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hillel students will meet and hear from award-winning Visiting MGSDII Israeli Filmmaker, Nitzan Gilady, for a candid discussion of how sexual identity and societal expectations generate some of the edgiest, most compelling topics in international film. This is a private event for Hillel students, staff, and their community partners. Co-sponsored by:

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