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President Truman and Israel: Behind the Scenes

Hosted By: Haberman Institute

In many ways, given his upbringing and limited education, Harry Truman would seem to be an unlikely champion for the new, fledgling state of Israel. Yet, he would emerge as a great champion both for statehood in 1948 and issues of importance to the larger Jewish diaspora. Truman would play a key role in the post-Holocaust, post-war years on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people.

This talk, based on extensive research in the Truman archives and in-depth interviews with former Truman aides and Israeli officials, will explore the behind-the-scenes challenges, decisions, and relationships, and will offer an entertaining and informative look at this inspiring story.

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Dr. Robert Watson

Dr. Robert Watson is a historian, author, professor and political commentator who has published 40 books, hundreds of articles and is a frequent commentator on multiple news outlets. Watson is the recipient of many awards for his contributions to the study of the presidency, election commentary, community service, civics programs, and efforts to combat anti-Semitism and incivility. Robert was born in Harrisburg, attended public schools in nearby Hershey, and was educated at Virginia Tech, where he was a member of the football and track teams. He holds the title Distinguished Professor of American History and Director of Project Civitas at Lynn University in Boca
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Haberman Institute

The Haberman Institute provides adult learning opportunties in Jewish thought, history, and culture.
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