New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies will host Danny Kaplan, a postdoctoral research fellow at Tel Aviv University, for a public lecture, “Missing Soldiers and the Politics of Friendship in Israel,” on Mon., Oct. 30, 5 p.m. at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Projection Room (53 Washington Sq. South, betw. Thompson and Sullivan Sts.). Kaplan’s published works include Brothers and Others in Arms: The Making of Love and War in Israeli Combat Units (Harrington Park Press, 2002) and The Men We Loved: Male Friendship and Nationalism in Israeli Culture (Berghahn Books, 2006).

The event is free and open to the public. The public should RSVP to or 212.998.8981. Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

The Taub Center for Israel Studies, established in 2003, is one of the few universitybased research centers dedicated to the study of modem Israel and its recent history, society, and politics. The Taub Center supports lectures, seminars, scholarly colloquia, and other special programs for students, faculty, and the community. The Center was established with a gift from the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation.

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