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Friday
13
APR

Diplomatic Righteous Among the Nations

12:00
13:15
Commonwealth Club of California
Event organized by Commonwealth Club of California

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Shlomi Kofman, Consul General for Israel to the Pacific Northwest
Michael Pappas, Executive Director, San Francisco Interfaith Council—Moderator
Additional panelists TBA

Last April, our distinguished panel discussed how the Trump presidency might affect the Middle East. Since then, some critics have said that Trump has gutted our diplomatic corps, supported tyrants and is destabilizing the region. Others have said that Trump is more realistic about the region than his predecessors, is defeating ISIS and making America safer. One year later, our panel, of Middle East experts, will continue the conversation. Join us on the day after Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, as our distinguished panel of consuls general discusses the actions of heroic diplomats who defied their superiors to save thousands of Jews from certain annihilation in the Holocaust. While almost the whole world was reluctant to help desperate Jewish refugees, these brave diplomats went beyond the call of duty and are recognized as Righteous Among the Nations.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
MLF: Middle-East
Program organizer: Celia Menczel

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.