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Canceled: Ari Shavit and David Engel Discuss My Promised Land—Jan. 30 at NYU

January 15, 2014


New York University will host Ari Shavit in a discussion on today’s Israel, as examined in his book My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, on Thursday, January 30, 5 p.m. at NYU’s Silver Center of Arts and Science (100 Washington Square East, Room 408 [enter at Washington Place]).

Shavit, a senior correspondent at the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, is the author of the recently released My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. The book was named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and The Economist, and is also winner of the Natan Book Award. The discussion will be hosted by the Chair of NYU’s Hebrew and Judaic Studies Department, Professor David Engel. A renowned scholar of the Holocaust, Engel is the author most recently of the 2008 book Zionism.

The event, sponsored by NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies, is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To RSVP (required), email For more information, call 212.992.9797. Subway Lines: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

The evening is co-sponsored by NYU’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, the Washington, D.C.-based Israel Institute, and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies.

Editor’s Note:
The Taub Center was established with a gift from the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation. The gift supports an endowed professorship and two graduate fellowships in Israel Studies, and funds lectures, seminars, scholarly colloquia at the Center, and other special programs for students, faculty, and the community. In addition to offering its own programming, the Taub Center works closely with NYU’s departments to create cross-disciplinary programming, serving to broaden NYU’s offerings in Judaic and Middle Eastern studies. For more, go to


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