Following a twenty-five year career at Tel-Aviv University, where he directed the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Martin Kramer was the founding president of Shalem College in Jerusalem, Israel’s first liberal arts college, where he continues to teach the modern history of the Middle East. Dr. Kramer is also the
Koret visiting fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The author
of many essays and articles in Commentary, Mosaic, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and elsewhere, Professor Kramer is also the author of ten
books, most recently The War on Error: Israel, Islam, and the Middle East.
The Declaration of Independence is "a contingent document, stitched together, written against a deadline." Dr. Kramer tells the story of how Israel's founders drafted an enduring document in the middle of war.