Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is honored to welcome Chairman of the Tällberg Foundation, Alan Stoga, to talk about the war in Israel. On the 50th anniversary of the ’73 war Israel was again surprised by a brutal assault. This one was different: civilians, not soldiers, bore the brunt of the Hamas attack and of the Israeli response. Does this prove that the region is condemned to endless war and spiraling violence? Will it destroy what looked very recently to be a shift away from fighting towards building shared prosperity? Are there any glimmers of hope amidst the carnage? Alan Stoga has spent decades trying to understand the dynamics of the region. He believes that there is at least a chance that horror unleashed by Hamas on October 7 could shift the Middle East away from the “rinse and repeat” cycle of violence—but only if the Great Powers stop meddling. This talk will be available as an in-person event as well as an online presentation via live stream. Registration is $22 per person. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.