Herb Keinon to Address Presidential Leadership Series

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 30, 2017) – Herb Keinon, the senior diplomatic correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, will headline the Bob Jones University Presidential Leadership Series Thursday, Nov. 9.

Keinon’s address, “Israel’s Challenges and the American Role in the Middle East,” begins at 7 p.m. in the Founders Memorial Auditorium on the BJU campus.

“We look forward to hosting thought leaders on a variety of national and international topics at BJU,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “I am eager to hear first-hand what’s occurring in Israel from a journalist who lives and works in the region.”

As a diplomatic correspondent in Jerusalem, Keinon is responsible for covering the foreign minister and the prime minister, giving him an intimate knowledge and perspective of the country’s various challenges. Keinon has lectured widely throughout Israel, the United States, Europe and Australia on the political and diplomatic situation in Israel and has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs around the world.

Keinon earned a BA in political science from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MA in journalism from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. In 2009, Keinon wrote “Lone Soldiers: Israel’s Defenders from Around the World,” describing the men and women living outside of Israel who volunteer to serve in the Israeli army.  He translated the book into Hebrew in 2011. A resident of Israel for over 35 years, Keinon has also written prolifically on the topics of immigration and absorption, religious parties, the ultra-Orthodox, Israeli settlements, and life in Jerusalem.

Keinon’s address is sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an organization that aims to strengthen, protect and promote the relationship between Israel and the United States. AIPAC engages pro-Israel activists across the country and works with a wide range of communities to promote pro-Israel political activism nation-wide.

The event is free and open to the public. However, it is closed to the press. Parking is available in the parking garage located directly behind Rodeheaver Auditorium as well as on campus streets.

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