While Congress considers the pending nuclear agreement with Iran, there has been a lot of heated rhetoric on both sides-but a much deeper discussion happening in the Jewish community about what the deal would mean for the U.S. and for Israel.
Alan Dershowitz and Peter Beinart have emerged as leading voices on the two sides of the issue, and have worked together in the past to discuss a range of topics affecting U.S.-Israel policy and diplomacy. Dershowitz is a well-known jurist, author and scholar on constitutional law. Beinart is an author, associate professor of journalism and political science at City University of New York, and a contributing editor at The Atlantic. Now they're working together on this series of community discussions to give the Jewish community an opportunity to learn more about the agreement, ask key questions, and take part in an open and thoughtful discussion about the facts and the implications.
Peter Beinart is associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York. He is also a contributor to The Atlantic and National Journal, a senior columnist at Haaretz, a CNN Political Commentator, and a senior fellow at The New America Foundation.
Professor Alan M. Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native and the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law (emeritus) at Harvard Law School. He has published more than 1000 articles in magazines, newspapers, journals and blogs such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, Huffington Post, Newsmax, Jerusalem Post and Ha'aretz. He is the author of 32 fiction and non-fiction works, including six national bestsellers. His latest book is The Case Against the Iran Deal: How Can We Now Stop Iran from Getting Nukes?.
Jane Eisner is Editor-in-Chief of the Forward, the national newspaper and website that for more than a century has been the authoritative source of news, opinion and cultural coverage for the American Jewish community. Under her leadership, the Forward has won numerous national and regional journalism awards and Eisner’s editorials have been repeatedly honored by the Society of Professional Journalists.