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Sixth & I

Will Israel Survive as a Jewish Democracy?

May 28, 2013 • 7:00 pm ET
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Zionism is one of the most successful national liberation movements in history. Its creation, Israel, is today a thriving country, with a robust economy, a strong military and a vibrant culture. But it is beset by challenges to its existence. Some are external: The desire of Iran’s leaders to see it disappear is one. But some are internal: Israel faces unresolved challenges of national identity, and of occupation.

The question before us is this: What kind of country will Israel be in the coming decades? And what will this country’s relationship be with the United States, its most important benefactor, and with American Jews, who represent the backbone of its support?

Join us for a provocative discussion moderated by Jake Tapper, CNN’s chief Washington correspondent and anchor of “The Lead,” and featuring Ari Shavit, Israel’s leading columnist and television commentator, and author of the forthcoming book My Promised Land; and Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic.