Jonathan Spyer at the Mandel JCC's Festival of Jewish Books and Authors
Book Title: The Transforming Fire - The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict
Free and Open to the Public (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
The Transforming Fire is Spyer's harrowing account of how the rise of Islamism is changing the nature of the conflict between Israel and its enemies. Using firsthand experiences, the author provides insight into the larger conflict between radical Islam and the west, which may well become the key foreign policy challenge of the 21st Century. Spyer includes many personal accounts of his experiences in the Middle East.
Spyer is a senior research fellow at the Global research in International Affairs Center in Herzliya, Israel and a columnist and feature writer at the Jerusalem Post. He holds a Ph.d from the London School of Economics and a master's degree in Politics of the Middle East from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He has been published in the Guardian, Times of London, the Australian, Toronto Globe and Mail, Washington Times and more. He is a frequent guest on electronic media including CNN, al-Jazeera, Israel Channel 1 and Sky News.
"Jonathan Spyer, one of the smartest commentators on the Middle East, has written a brilliant, heartbreaking account of life and death in contemporary Israel." Yossi Klein Halevi
Sponsor: Siegal College with support provided by an adult education grant from the JECC
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