The Israel Committee of Santa Barbara is dedicated to education and community symposiums on “all things” Israel and the Middle East. Please stay tuned for postings of our upcomingTeach-In dates and other topics.
Recent past speakers include:
Rabbi Uri Regev
David Barak-Gorodetsky PhD.
Please visit these websites for up-to-the-minute information and opinions on topics of interest regarding Israel and its neighbors (please note that opinions expressed on these websites do not necessarily reflect those of the Israel Committee):
Palestinians Make the Wrong Case, Times of Israel, January 9, 2022 https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/how-not-to-make-the-case-for-palestinian-statehood/
US – Israel Ties Take a Hit Under Biden, United With Israel, November 10, 2021 https://unitedwithisrael.org/anti-israel-un-vote-biden-turns-back-the-clock-on-palestinian-refugees/
(Editors Note: Although this topic is not directly related to Israel or the Middle East we felt it worthy of publicizing as anti-semitism and anti-zionism are linked). Anti-semitism is Color Dependent He Says, Legal Insurrection, Nov 1, 2021 https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/11/are-only-jews-of-color-oppressed-the-lens-of-a-california-ethnic-studies-leader/
America Must Stand by its Allies: TheLawfareProject.org. May 18, 2021 . https://israelinsightmagazine.com/2021/05/18/america-must-stand-with-its-allies-when-international-law-is-violated/
Iran Deal Should be a Treaty, Jewish News Syndicate, Feb 11, 2021. https://www.jns.org/opinion/republicans-should-insist-biden-submit-the-jcpoa-as-a-treaty-to-the-senate/
ICC Decision Slammed by American Jews, The Algemeiner Feb 7, 2021, https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/02/07/american-jewish-groups-slam-icc-decision-on-israel-as-systemic-bias/
Fight for Influence in Mideast Under Biden, Jerusalem Post, January 14, 2021 https://www.jpost.com/opinion/israel-iran-fight-for-influence-over-biden-administration-655481
Israel Vaccinates 1 million, Times of Israel, January 1, 2021 https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-reaches-1-million-mark-in-vaccinations-far-outpacing-rest-of-world/
Israel Signs Peace Deal with Morocco, Times of Israel Dec. 10, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-and-morocco-to-establish-full-official-relations-trump-announces/?utm_source=Breaking+News&utm_campaign=breaking-news-2020-12-10-2446425&utm_medium=email
Joe Biden’s Dangerous Iran Deal Delusion, https://nypost.com/2020/12/05/joe-bidens-dangerous-delusion-on-iran-goodwin/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons
Israel is Amazing, Dennis Prager Dec 1, 2020 https://dennisprager.com/column/the-israelis-are-amazing-and-so-is-the-left/
Its Not Only About Nukes, NY Times 11/29/20 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/29/opinion/iran-biden-nuclear-scientist.html?referringSource=articleShare
Israelis Born In Jerusalem Can List Israel on US Passport: The Lawfare Project & Times of Israel, October 29, 2020. https://mailchi.mp/thelawfareproject/zivotofsky?
Israel and Sudan Sign Peace Accord: Times of Israel October 23, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-call-with-netanyahu-sudan-leaders-trump-announces-israel-sudan-peace-deal/
Lawfare Project Keeps Terrorist Off Zoom. https://mailchi.mp/thelawfareproject/victory-zoom?e=4c96c74466, The Lawfare Project, Sept 22, 2020. Editors note: Ben Ryberg of the Lawfare Project was a past speaker at our community Teach-in in Santa Barbara.
Zoom Denies Terrorist a Platform, Jewish News Of N. California Sept 22, 2020. https://www.jweekly.com/2020/09/22/after-protest-zoom-will-not-host-s-f-state-event-featuring-leila-khaled/.
Experts View of Normalizations. JNS September 15 2020: https://www.jns.org/experts-view-israels-normalization-deals-as-start-of-fundamental-reordering-of-mideast-alliances/
Bahrain to Establish Ties With Israel. Times of Israel, September 11, 2020. https://www.timesofisrael.com/bahrain-to-establish-full-diplomatic-relations-with-israel-trump-announces/#gs.fvhifs
Israel Sends Firefighters to California. Jewish Journal, September 10, 2020. https://jewishjournal.com/news/california/321324/israeli-first-responders-help-combat-californias-fires/
Times of Israel, Sept 4, 2020. Serbia Embassy Move to Jerusalem, Kosovo Recognizes Israel. https://www.timesofisrael.com/serbia-to-move-embassy-to-jerusalem-mostly-muslim-kosovo-to-recognize-israel/
NY Times August 31, 2020. First Direct Israel-UAE Airline Flight https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/31/world/middleeast/israel-uae-flight.html?referringSource=articleShare.
Israel-United Arab Emirates Peace Accord, Thomas Friedman, New York Times August 13, 2020
Norway Withholds Funding to PA Over Textbooks That Teach Hate. June 4, 2020 https://bit.ly/3h1c4Oq
JNS.org (Jewish News Service)
Isranet.org (Canadian Institute for Jewish Research)
Mepinanalysis.org (Middle East Political and Information Network)
https://lat.ms/2MNvOH6 (LA Times May 20, 2020. Israel is Not a Country of Privileged & Poweful White Europeans)
Israel Thwarts Attack (Washington Post, August 3, 2020)
Israel Prevented from Helping Beirut (Jerusalem Post, August 5, 2020)