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Event description (courtesy Ithaca College Hillel):

Do you know what happens behind closed doors when it comes to Middle East and Israel in the USA Congress? Dr Eric Mandel briefs members of US Congress and Israeli Knesset on issues of security and policies around the Middle East Region.

Eric Mandell

Dr. Eric R. Mandel has been an Israel advocate since the early ‘80s when he briefed American presidential candidates on the Middle East and directed a bi-partisan political group that raised funds for candidates advocating for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.

Mandel is founder of the Middle Eastern Political Information Network (MEPIN), a blog for members of Congress and the Knesset. He is East Coast co-chair of StandWithUs, an international organization founded in 2001 and dedicated to informing the public about Israel and combating extremism and antisemitism.

He is co-founder and current co-chair of the multi-denominational Five Synagogues of White Plains Israel Action Committee, an early communal advocacy model replicated around the country. Former lay leader of political education for the Westchester County chapter of AIPAC, Mandel currently lobbies members of Congress on the U.S.-Israel relationship and is involved with Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

Read an interview with Dr Mandel here and an account of his education in campus politics here.

Sponsored by Ithaca College Hillel. Open to the public.

Thursday April 10th Clarke Lounge, Ithaca College, 7:15PM.

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