Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Daniel Sokatch: A Pivotal Figure in Modern Jewish Dialogue and Israeli Affair is Redefining Jewish Advocacy

On October 7th, a pivotal event in Israel echoed globally, deeply affecting the local Israeli community. This impact extended worldwide, influencing international politics and discourse, from the Red Sea to capitals like Moscow, Washington, and Beijing. In the U.S., notably in Los Angeles and San Francisco, streets filled with protests, mirroring societal divides. These events highlighted the interplay of geopolitics and history, shaping future narratives about Israel, Judaism, and anti-Semitism. 

In California, local issues mirrored these global dynamics, showcasing our world's interconnectedness. Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund since 2009, is a key figure in this narrative. A former CEO of the Jewish Community Federation in San Francisco and founder of what is now Bend the Arc, he's recognized as a major Jewish influencer. Author of 'Can We Talk About Israel: A Guide for the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted' (2021), Sokatch is a notable author and commentator.

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