It’s almost June, and that means it’s time for Limmud Oz!
This year in Melbourne from June 7th to 9th, Limmud has some great international speakers, as well as incredible local presenters. With more than 170 sessions, we thought we’d highlight some of the speakers and sessions NIF supporters might find interesting.
Peter Beinart – one of the American Jewish community's most prominent writers and academics; author of 2010 article “The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment” and 2012 book “The Crisis of Zionism”
- “In conversation with Mark Baker” – Saturday, 7:45pm
- “Still liberal after all these years? Jews in America” – Sunday, 10:45am
- “A Shidduch made in hell? Netanyahu and Obama: US and Israel relations” – Sunday, 5:15pm
Dahlia Scheindlin – Israeli political and strategic consultant, academic, expert in public opinion research; founding member of +972 Magazine
- “Polling peace: Israeli public opinion and the peace process” – Sunday, 1:15pm
- “When negotiations fail: Palestine as a de facto state?” – Sunday, 4pm
- “What is a Jewish state?” – with Johnny Baker, John Searle and Sam Tatarka – Monday, 10:45am
“Seeking asylum in Israel” – NIF supporter Ittay Flescher gives an interactive presentation, followed by a discussion, on the 60,000 African asylum seekers currently residing in Israel – Sunday, 9:30am
“Unsettling questions about the Settlements” – presentation from Robin Margo, immediate past president of NIF Australia, concerning the West Bank settlement enterprise – Sunday, 12pm
“Asylum seekers: facts, politics and ethics” – panel including Paris Aristotle, Rabbi Ralph Genende, Richard Niall, Robert Manne and Robert Richter – Sunday, 12pm
“Everyone has the right to be a bigot?” – talking about 18C on a panel which includes former Age editor Michael Gawenda and Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson – Sunday, 5:15pm
“Airing our dirty laundry": On the merits and dangers of talking about Israel in the mainstream media” – NIF Australia Executive Director Liam Getreu, with ZFA Director of Media and Advocacy Emily Gian and former AIJAC analyst Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz, discuss the way Israel is portrayed in the mainstream media – Sunday, 6:30p
“Who speaks for the community and who should” – panel including Ashley Browne, Gary Samowitz, Jeremy Jones, Manny Waks and Nina Bassat – Monday, 1:30pm
“Is BDS antisemitic?” – member of NIF Australia’s Advisory Council Mark Baker analyses the ways people talk about BDS and reflect on how its claims can be countered – Monday, 2:45pm
Once you’re at the conference, come up and say hi!
900 Dandenong Rd
Caulfield East, VIC 3145
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