Gil Hoffman, an Israeli journalist and chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post, will speak at 3 p.m. in the Sterry Hall Hendren Boardroom on campus at the College of Idaho as part of the College’s Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Well-connected to Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Hoffman has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets.
Called “the most optimistic man in Israel” by Israel Television, Hoffman’s writing and TV appearances provide a behind-the-scenes look at the intrigue and humor in the Israeli political arena.
Hoffman was raised in Chicago and wrote for the Miami Herald and Arizona Republic before moving to Israel.
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies brings Jewish dignitaries and public figures to The College of Idaho to speak about contemporary Jewish issues. The lecture series was established in conjunction with the Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies, and together the chair and lecture series promote greater understanding of Jewish traditions, culture and philosophy in Idaho and the West.