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2024 The Road to October 7th


"The road to Hell is paved with good intentions." This proverb can help explain how Israel found itself surprised & under attack by Hamas on the morning of October 7th. So how was Hamas able to carry out this horrendous attack without the fabled Israeli Intelligence Services finding out? What events over the last 20 years led us to this war that is now being fought in Gaza? Join us for a new lecture series about Israel. The first lecture is open and free to the public.


1) From Theodore Herzl to Israeli Independence: 1896-1949 (If You Will It, It Is No Dream)

2) Building up the State, Sephardic/Mizrahi Immigration & Six Days of War: 1949-1967

3) Greater Israel, Yom Kippur War, Likud's Rise to Power, & the Oslo Accords 1967-1995

4) The Oslo Years & The Second Intifada: 1995-2005

Benyamin Ben Ari has been a successful tour guide in Israel for the last 10 years and knows Israeli history extensively. He also has a Master's Degree in Counter-Terrorism from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and a Bachelor's in Political Science.

January 31, 2024 Free and open to the public
January 31, 2024  6:30pm
How many attending classes?
$30.00 per person
Tue, February 27 2024 18 Adar I 5784