Jerusalem Post writer to speak on nuclear Iran

Gil Hoffman

Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post, will present “Peace, Politics and Plutonium: An Israeli Insider’s Look at the Efforts to Prevent a Nuclear Iran and Advance Mideast Peace” at the University of Arizona on Tuesday, March 29 at 3 p.m. The lecture, which will be held in the Louise Foucar Marshall Building, 845 N. Park Ave., Room 490, is part of the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies’ “Israel Yesterday and Today” lecture series.

Hoffman will discuss factors that determine how patient Israeli leaders will be concerning Iran’s nuclear capabilities before resorting to force. He says the peace process is tougher to predict. Right now, it seems the Palestinians are determined to proceed unilaterally, but Hoffman is optimistic that the United States can find the right equation to restart talks, albeit indirect ones. He will discuss what went wrong with the peace talks since the present U.S. and Israeli administrations took over — and what can be done to get them back on track. His focus will be on internal Israeli politics, but he will also comment on Israel beyond politics, which is infrequently reported but which Israelis see as more important than ever.

For more information, call 626-5758 or go to www.fp.arizona.edu/judaic.