David Landau - Melbourne NIForum (20s & 30s) event - New Israel Fund Australia

David Landau - Melbourne NIForum (20s & 30s) event

Thu 24 Nov 2011 at 7:30pm - 9pm

Obscura Gallery
First Floor
285 Carlisle St
St Kilda VIC 3185

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David LandauDavid Landau, the former editor-in-chief of Ha’aretz and recent author of a David Ben Gurion biography with Shimon Peres, is one of Israel’s most renowned writers, and is visiting Australia as a guest of the New Israel Fund. New Israel Forum (NIForum) is having an event with him exclusively for those in their 20s and 30s.

In Melbourne, David will speak on the topic “THE ASYMETRICAL WAR ON TERROR - How to fight terror while maintaining morals”, and an intimate Q&A will follow his talk.

Date: Thursday 24 November 2011
Time: 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm
Venue: Obscura Gallery, First Floor, 285 Carlisle St, St Kilda
RSVP: By 11 November 2011 below

David’s trip to Australia is a fundraising tour, and any donation you can make to support NIF Australia’s five focus projects for 2011/12 is very much appreciated. You can read about the projects here.

New Israel Fund Australia was established to support the New Israel Fund, the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. The New Israel Fund is a partnership of Israelis and supporters of Israel worldwide, dedicated to a vision of Israel as the Jewish homeland and a shared society at peace with itself and its neighbours

More about David Landau:

David Landau is something of a rarity in Israel: on the left politically, on the right religiously he makes for unfailingly lively, original and thought-provoking debate.

His long and celebrated career in journalism – first as diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, then as editor-in-chief of the influential Haaretz and today with The Economist – gives him authoritative insight into Israel’s predicament.

A frequent guest commentator for the BBC and American networks, he is also an acclaimed author. His 1993 book, Piety and Power, painted an intimate portrayal of the world of Jewish fundamentalism and A Political Biography: Shimon Peres in Conversation with David Landau was recently published.

An Orthodox Jew, Landau emigrated from London to Israel, where he studied in yeshivas before embarking on a career in journalism. This is his first visit to Australia, a unique opportunity to hear an independent voice reflect on a dramatic period of upheaval in Israel and the Middle East.
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