Bibi’s Return and the Future of U.S. - Israel Relations

December 05, 2022

Streamed LIVE on December 12, 2022, at 1:00pm ET

Israel just held a historic election – the fifth in four years, resulting in the return to power of Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu. Bibi Returns to Israel and the Middle East in a time of transition, with new progress through the Abraham Accords but also new challenges, including a rising threat from Iran and new waves of terrorist violence in Israel.

To help understand this new chapter of U.S.-Israel relations, the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) is proud to host a discussion featuring Caroline Glick, the senior contributing editor at Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) and host of JNS’s The Caroline Glick Show, as well as a diplomatic commentator for Israel’s Channel 14 television and columnist at Newsweek; and Dan Pollak, Director of Government Relations for the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Jacob Olidort, Director of AFPI’s Center for American Security and the Center’s Middle East Peace Project.

Participant Bios

Caroline B. Glick is the senior contributing editor at Jewish News Syndicate, where she writes columns and hosts The Caroline Glick Show podcast. She is also the diplomatic commentator for Israel’s Channel 14 television and is a columnist at Newsweek. She was previously a senior columnist with the Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom. She also is a former Assistant Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu and a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces.  Glick is the author of “Shackled Warrior and The Israeli Solution” and  “How Bibi Got His Mandate and What He Must Do With It” You can watch Caroline’s weekly web TV show on Israeli politics and security issues on her website, carolineglick.com.

Daniel Pollak is the Director of Government Relations for the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). He has been with the ZOA, the oldest pro-Israel organization in the US, since 2007.  He educates members of Congress, their staff, and other government officials on the relationship between the US and Israel and on policy issues relating to the Middle East. Mr. Pollak served as a Submarine Officer in the US Navy, and then pursued a 25-year career in the Information Technology industry.  He has an M.S. in Computer Science from NJIT, and a BS in Mathematics and Statistics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  Before joining ZOA, Mr. Pollak was an IT executive for the Bank of America.

Dr. Jacob Olidort  is the Director of AFPI’s Center for American Security and Director of the Center’s Middle East Peace Project. A historian of the Middle East, Olidort served as a special advisor in the Office of Vice President Mike Pence and as a senior foreign policy advisor to two U.S. Senators.