Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Antony's book...

Sydney bloggers, be there, or be square:

Thursday, September 07, 2006 / 6.30 for 7pm
My Israel Question
Antony Loewenstein
Panel: Stuart Rees, Prof Ahmad Shboul and Antony Loewenstein

Venue: gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
Cost: $9/$6 conc. gleeclub welcome
Book: gleebooks - 9660 2333 or Request a place
Buy My Israel Question

Antony Loewenstein Panel: Stuart Rees (participating Chair) Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Prof Ahmad Shboul (Dept. of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Uni of Sydney), Tim Palmer (Former ABC Middle East Correspondent, Antony Loewenstein.

Following the enormous interest in My Israel Question by Antony Loewenstein, this panel will discuss Antony’s book in light of the current conflict in the Middle East. Whose story will prevail? Will the ceasefire hold? Where to now for the Lebanese, the Palestinians & the Israelis?

The undeclared war in the Middle East is the abiding conflict of our era, with little apparent hope of resolution despite years of peace talks. On one side of the conflict, in the face of suicide bombings and international criticism over its military aggression, Israel asserts the right of the Jewish state to exist in Palestine. On the other, the Palestinian people struggle, some peacefully, some violently, for survival

In My Israel Question, a young Australian Jew, Antony Loewenstein, asks how much Zionism—the ideology of Jewish nationalism—is to blame for this intractable conflict. He fearlessly investigates the ways in which the Jewish diaspora in Australia and elsewhere have campaigned on Israel’s behalf, in the media and in political and business spheres. He also considers the historical rationale for Zionism—including the centuries of virulent European anti-Semitism from which it grew—and asks how relevant and sustainable Zionism is today. A searching discussion from a significant new voice in one of the most important debates of our times.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ron said...

Gerry,

You might find this post and its comments on Loewenstein's book interesting if you haven't already seen it.

August 18, 2006 12:11 PM  
Blogger GreenSmile said...

It was via links off of diogenes that I first ran into Lowenstein..he is worth reading.

August 18, 2006 12:43 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Ron, yeah, the knockers are in full flight again. Tall poppies are once again cut down to size.

Has any of _them_ written anything remotely as bold and significant as Loewenstein's work? Let _them_ write a political work and see if they survive the "inaccuracy" slurs. It takes heaps more guts to write something than it does to knock something someone else wrote. I ask again, what have THEY written?

And perhaps I will find some sloppy work when I read the signed copy I am getting my mitts on, come September, but the laughing hyenas over at Lavatory Rodeo are _never_ going to put me off reading anything, I can tell you. Not after the Da Vinci crapola...

They take themseves way too seriously, Ron, but thanks for the heads up. It was a hoot reading the output of so many bloated egoes... I think the most common phrase was "I haven't read it, but..."

GS, I'm with you. And hey, he'll from time to time get something wrong. Who among us doesn't?

August 19, 2006 8:24 PM  

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