Dr. Patt is the new Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut. He spoke at CBI this past spring on “The History of the American-Israel Relationship” and was so well received that we are bringing him back to continue the discussion of this very important topic. Dr. Patt will examine the ever-evolving and complex nature of the American (and American Jewish) relationship with Israel. How does Israel figure into the American political debate? What is the nature of the American Jewish relationship with Israel today? Will a new government ever be elected in Israel?