Stand With Israel Club

Stand With Israel-sponsored speaker Professor David Graizbord in February.

Melanie Einbund

We are excited to announce our April speaker, Professor Gerald Steinberg, president of the Monitor NGO, on April 8 at 7 p.m. at the DesertView Theater. Professor Steinberg is the founder and president of NGO Monitor and Professor Emeritus at Bar Ilan University. The topic of his presentation will be “Follow the Money”—looking toward the sources of funding to nongovernment organizations (NGOs) that support terror, antisemitism, BDS, and lawfare.

He is an Israeli academic, political scientist, and political activist. He holds the position of professor of politics at Bar Ilan University. His work spans several areas, including international relations, Middle East diplomacy and security, and the politics of human rights and nongovernmental organizations.

He has made significant contributions in the realm of policy analysis and human rights advocacy. His organization, NGO Monitor, focuses on monitoring and analyzing the activities of NGOs from a pro-Israel perspective. His efforts have sparked important discussions about the role of NGOs in conflict zones and their impact on peace efforts.

Please RSVP your attendance to [email protected].

A Recap of Our February Speaker

In February, Stand With Israel sponsored Professor David Graizbord. His topic “Hamas and the Fundamentalist Element in Middle Eastern Politics and Culture” was well received by a large audience in the DesertView Theater.

Dr. Graizbord is the Shirley Curson Professor of Judaic Studies and Director of the University of Arizona’s Arizona Center for Judaic Studies. Dr. Graizbord’s emphasis is a historian of early modern and modern Jewish identities. Recently, Dr. Graizbord published The New Zionists: Young American Jews, Jewish National Identity, and Israel, which probes the place of Zionism in the lives of American-Jewish “Millennials.” Dr. Graizbord’s third book, Early Modern Jewish Civilization: Unity and Diversity in a Diasporic Society, is forthcoming from Routledge.

He emphasizes the clear distinction between one of the three great religions; Islam from Islamist, a political agenda.

The audience was keenly interested as Dr. Graizbord presented a different perspective of the American misunderstanding and interpretation of Islamism from a scholarship vs solutions/advocacy standpoint.

Dr. Graizbord spoke about the politicization of antisemitism and provided examples. Further, he explained that Islamist antisemitism is an aspect of anti-Western, anti-modernity. Though Dr. Graizbord’s background is in the study of past historical events, he is uniquely qualified and effectively described the relevance to today’s world and afforded the audience a view not often defined or understood.

Stand with Israel is a nonpolitical, nonreligious club. Our primary mission is to advocate for Israel and fight antisemitism through education. We offer speakers, seminars, open discussion, and debates. Our primary purpose is to expose the truth and separate it from falsehoods regarding Israel and antisemitism. We hope you, your friends, and associates will participate in our future events and programs. Contact us at  [email protected].