Rosenthal, Oren to speak at JCPA on civility

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel’s ambassador to the United States and the U.S. envoy on anti-Semitism will address a plenum featuring the theme of civility in the Jewish community.

Michael Oren will speak at the plenum of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs in Dallas on Feb. 20. Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department envoy, will address the umbrella body the following day.

The plenum’s title is "B’Yachad: Building Bridges — Acting Together."

Rosenthal last year criticized as "unfortunate" Oren’s claim that J Street, a liberal pro-Israel group, had views that were dangerous for Israel. It is not clear whether the two speakers will overlap.

Oren will speak on Israeli security. Rosenthal will join Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, in a panel on anti-Semitism.

 
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