Israel Speaker Series: Anti-Israel Activity on College Campuses and Social Media – Causes and Responses

June 09, 2024 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Dessert reception to follow

Have you been wondering who is behind the anti-Israel chaos on our college campuses? Are you interested in how to combat disinformation about Israel on social media? Are you curious about the state of Israel’s military readiness, and about current developments with Iran and Hezbollah? Join us on Sunday, June 9 at 7 p.m. as the Congregation Emanu El Israel Speaker Series continues with a panel of experts from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), including Dr. Jonathan Schanzer and Rear Admiral (ret.) Mark Montgomery, who will address all these questions and more.

Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, Senior Vice President for Research at FDD and host of the Morning Brief podcast, is a former terrorism finance analyst at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he followed and froze the funding of Hamas and Al-Qaeda. Jonathan has held previous think tank research positions at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the Middle East Forum. He has written hundreds of articles on the Middle East and U.S. national security.

Rear Admiral (ret.) Mark Montgomery, Senior Director of FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation (CCTI), spent 32 years in the U.S. Navy followed by working on the Senate Arms Services Committee under Senator John McCain. Mark is an expert on U.S. defense policy and strategy, cyber warfare, Israel, and China, and was the architect of the recent legislation regarding the sale of TikTok.

The panel will be moderated by Lesli R. Gillette, the Foundation’s Senior Director of Development. A dessert reception will follow the presentation. For more information or to register for the event, visit