02nov12:00 PM2:00 PMHow To and How Not To Fight & Defeat Islamist TerrorismFeaturing Dr. Lawrence Franklin, Former USAF Reserve Colonel Military Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Israel12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST The Lawfare Project offices
(Wednesday) 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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The Lawfare Project
633 Third Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10017
(between 40th and 41st Streets)
Kosher lunch will be served
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Monday, October 24th.
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Dr. Lawrence Franklin was the first Department of Defense (DoD) civilian to serve in Afghanistan, after a 13-year period preceding the 9/11 terror attacks. Having survived the attack on the Pentagon, he was dispatched to Afghanistan by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, where he represented the Office of the Secretary in talks with Northern Alliance leaders. He was also part of a small inter-agency team to Pakistan, where he met with Afghan resistance leaders and Pakistani officials.
Franklin’s pre-deployment knowledge of Afghanistan was gleaned from his years as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Senior Political-Military Officer on the USSR to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During the Cold War, he frequently briefed the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also authored hundreds of intelligence products on Soviet involvement in the Third World, particularly in Africa.
In 1994, Franklin received the Exceptional Analyst Award under former CIA Director James Woolsey. From 1998 to 2004, he held the position of U.S. Air Force Reserve Military Attaché to the American Embassy in Israel. During this period, Franklin made at least ten trips to Israel, where he developed many high-level relationships with Israeli military and civilian intelligence officials. The mutually beneficial bilateral professional relationships and trusted friendships that he forged with our Israeli allies contributed to his being indicted in the AIPAC espionage investigation.
At the same time, between 2001 and 2004, Franklin served as the Pentagon’s Iran Desk Officer, and in 2003 was selected to work in the Office of Special Plans responsible for Iraq Policy Planning.
He is the author of a book, Islam’s Bloody Borders, and is completing a novel entitled Kalifat.
(Thursday) 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
The Lawfare Project is sponsoring "The Reality of the Impossible Dream", a multimedia stage production celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and its impact on the establishment of
The Lawfare Project is sponsoring “The Reality of the Impossible Dream”, a multimedia stage production celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and its impact on the establishment of Israel. Presented by Canadians for Balfour 100 in association with the Speakers Action Group, the play will run at the Lyric Theater at the Toronto Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and Thursday, Nov. 2.
The play brings to life the story of Jewish self-determination, from Theodore Herzl’s activism in the late 1800s through the many challenges facing the Jewish people to make the dream of a beautiful, progressive Israel into a modern reality.
“We are very excited to sponsor a production that artistically and accessibly showcases the story behind modern Israel without compromising historical integrity,” said Brooke Goldstein, Executive Director of The Lawfare Project. “What started with Balfour ended in the granting of full legal title to the land of Israel to the Jewish people-manifesting the return of a nation in exile to self-sovereignty unprecedented in human history. Zionism, the civil rights movement of the Jewish people, has since inspired other civil rights movements throughout the world, and remains one of the most incredible stories of legal triumph over harsh adversity.”
“The Reality of the Impossible Dream” incorporates music arranged and conducted by three-time Dora Mavor Moore Award Winner David Warrack (Closer Than Ever, Toronto Toronto, Ross Petty’s Pantomimes, Shenadoah-Broadway, Unforgettable, CBC’s All For One). The writer and director is Reva Stern, who has written and directed several original stage plays, has directed, produced, or designed over 100 plays and directed over 40 TV series episodes.
The Nov. 1 performance is sold out, though limited tickets are still available for matinee and evening performances on Thursday, Nov. 2. Tickets for “The Reality of the Impossible Dream” are available at www.impossibledream.ca/tickets. They are $18 ($36 preferred) for adults and free for students.