Rabbi Ravid Rosen, AJC International Director of Inter-religious Affairs, discusses the schism in Israel: debate of religion, politics, and civil society. This program is co-sponsored by AJC Dallas and Thanks-Giving Foundation.
Rabbi David Rosen
International Director of Interreligious Affairs of AJC and its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding, Rabbi David Rosen serves on the leadership of several international interreligious organizations.
Formerly Chief Rabbi of Ireland, he is the immediate past Chairman of IJCIC, the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, a broad-based coalition of Jewish organizations representing world Jewry to other religions.
Among various awards and honors, in 2005 Rabbi Rosen received a papal Knighthood, conferred on him for his contribution to Jewish-Catholic reconciliation and in 2010 he was made a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.
Rabbi David Rosen, director of the American Jewish Committee's Department of Interreligious Affairs, argues that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not about religion but believes religious leaders can help spread a message of nonviolence between the warring nations.
Rosen doesn't speak for the majority of observant Jews in Israel. He's charming, witty, glib, and loquacious, but devotes his time and talents helping Israel's foes in their psychological warfare. Doubleplusgood duckspeaker bellyfeel democracy.