IsraelCast Episode 126
Jewish people have a right to self-determination in the land of Israel as one of the indigenous populations of that region. That’s fact. Unfortunately, Jewish people around the world have seen this fact become forced open to interpretation by those that harbor antisemitic sentiments. On this week’s episode of IsraelCast, host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Gil Troy, a leading Zionist activist and acclaimed American historian, to discuss the alarming increase in antisemitic and antizionist rhetoric from thought leaders in our society and how even the most local of leaders can start a negative chain reaction that ultimately affects global perspectives. Tune in to learn more about Troy lays out how Jews and their allies can combat the hate with the knowledge of history.
Gil Troy is an award-winning American presidential historian, leading Zionist activist, and best-selling author. He has written The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s, Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight against Zionism as Racism, and The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow, which was a 2019 National Jewish Book Award Finalist. His new book, co-authored with human rights activist Natan Sharansky, Never Alone: Prison, Politics and My People, was recently published by PublicAffairs of Hachette. Troy has also appeared as a featured commentator on CNN’s popular multipart documentaries, The Eighties, The Nineties, and The 2000s. Additionally, he chairs Taglit-Birthright Israel's International Education Committee.