Monday, February 05, 2007

JCRC Podcast #3, 02/04/2007: 38th Annual Middle East Institute

This podcast is JCRC Podcast #3, a recording of the 38th annual Middle East Institute, an annual conference designed to educate the community and foster understanding about current topocs relevant to Israel and the Middle East, through commentaries by experts with varying perspectives and backgrounds.

Our program this year is entitled "Understanding Israel's Neighborhood and how it affects its survival." Our panelists are Micah Halpern, an expert on the middle east and Islamic fundamentalism; Dr. Harvey Sicherman, president of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and Dr. Yossi Olmert, a former member of the Israeli government, and brother of current Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. The program is moderated by Howard Joffe and runs about two hours and 15 minutes.

This podcast and the Middle East Institute are sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey.

This program was recorded February 4, 2007. The program is introduced by Henry Maurer, president of the JCRC.


JCRC President Henry Maurer (left) and Dr. Harvey Sicherman , president of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

David Shevrin, JCRC Vice President and Middle East Institute program chairman

Micah Halpern, Middle East analyst and expert on Islamic fundamentalism

Dr. Yossi Olmert, former Israeli government official and brother of current Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

JCRC Executive Director Alan Respler (left) chats with Institute Moderator Howard Joffe before the panel discussion.

(Photos copyright © 2007 Steven L. Lubetkin. All rights reserved.)

Download the podcast file here (106.2mb mono MP3 file, 02:27:15 length).