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1885-1952: The Letters and Papers of Chaim Weizmann

The Letters and Papers of Chaim Weizmann are an enormously valuable but under-utilized source of modern Zionist History. The twenty-three-volume series offers an intimate perspective into the life of Chaim Weizmann, as he became one of half a dozen key leaders in the 19th and 20th century Zionist quest to establish a Jewish state. Each of the published volumes of The Weizmann Letters, with a couple of exceptions, covers a period of two to four years. Each volume is summarized by a renowned scholar. With permission from the Weizmann Archives, we are publishing those introductions.  We will be publishing two of these volume summaries per week through September 2019. The Center for Israel Education extends its deep appreciation and thanks to the Weizmann Archives in Rehovot, Israel for permission to reprint these introductions.  All credit for assembling the bibliographic information and the lengthy introductions rests with the individual scholar who edited each volume.

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  • September 1, 2019 -- Ken Stein, "40 Years since Camp David: the past, present, and future of Arab-Israeli Negotiations," Limmud Atlanta/SE, Clayton, GA
  • September 1, 2019 -- Eli Sperling, "What is happening in Israeli politics? A look at the 2019 Israeli electoral process and its implications," Limmud Atlanta/SE, Clayton, GA
  • July 8, 2019 -- Ken Stein, "Building the State," Saban Forum, Washington, DC
  • April 8, 2019 -- Ken Stein, "Evangelicals Making a Difference: Israel's Story," Atlanta, G
  • March 26, 2019 - Ken Stein, Dennis Ross, and William Quandt, "The Egyptian-Israeli Treaty 40 Years Later: Lessons Learned," The State Department, Washington, DC
  • February 4-25, 2019 -- Eli Sperling, "Contemporary Issues in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A  Four-Part Series," The Temple, Atlanta, GA
  • January 24, 2019 -- Rich Walter, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Israel But Were Afraid to Ask," Chabad on the Beltline, Atlanta, GA
  • January 23, 2019 -- Ken Stein, "The US and the Middle East; Policies Amidst a Fragmenting Region," Luncheon, Atlanta Council on International Relations, Capital City Club - Downtown, Atlanta, GA
  • January 7, 2019 -- Ken Stein, "Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues in Historical Perspective," Academic Exchange Network, Boca Raton, FL
  • November 9-11, 2018 -- ISMI@20, Anniversary Celebration, Atlanta, GA
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August 2019 - Contemporary Reading List

Egyptian-Israeli Negotiations’ Documents Reader: 1973-1979

History, Politics and Diplomacy of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 2017