Ray Suarez, a senior correspondent at “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” will moderate a public dialogue, “Israel at 60,” on Sun., Dec. 9, 2 p.m., New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South, 10th Fl. (at LaGuardia Place). Subways: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street). The dialogue will consider Israel’s past, present, and future in advance of the nation’s 60th anniversary in 2008. The event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies, NYU Alumni Magazine, and NYU’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life.

The event is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow. Please RSVP at https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:Join/signupId:27907.

Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

For more information, call 212.998.8981 or email fas.taubcenter@nyu.edu.

The event’s other participants are Ronald Zweig, director of NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies, and Atlantic Monthly reporter Jeffrey Goldberg.

Zweig is the author of several works, including Britain and Palestine During the Second World War, German Reparations and the Jewish World, and The Gold Train: The Destruction of the Jews and the Looting of Hungary. He also edited David Ben-Gurion: Political Leadership in Israel and co-edited Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver: A Study in American Zionism.

Goldberg, author of Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide, has also been a reporter at the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and other publications. He won the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism.

Suarez, an NYU alumnus, is the author of The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America.

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