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Saturday, June 8 • 9:15pm - 10:15pm
The threat of Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared that Iran’s attempt to obtain a nuclear weapon "constitutes the gravest threat to [Israel’s] existence since the war of independence". President Shimon Peres described Iran as "the greatest threat to peace in the world". What threat does Iran actually pose – and to whom? What should we believe with regard to Iran’s menace? And what could the impact of the unimaginable be?


Moderators
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Yair Miller

Yair Miller is President of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and a Vice President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. Yair is on the Executive and Board of Governors of the JCA and the Board of the Council for Jewish Communal Security. He also sits on the Board of Governors for numerous international organisations, including the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture and the International School for Jewish Leadership. Yair has a BA... Read More →

Presenters
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Daniel Gordis

Dr Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center. The author of ten published books - with another scheduled for publication in 2014 - he writes the regular column 'A Dose of Nuance' for the Jerusalem Post and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Commentary and other journals in print and online. A recent winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Dr Gordis was the Founding... Read More →
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Kooshyar Karimi

Kooshyar Karimi was born in abject poverty to a Jewish mother in Tehran, a decade before the Iranian Islamic Revolution. He went on to become a published author, award‐winning translator, doctor, husband and father but was later kidnapped by the Islamic Intelligence Service. Tortured, burnt and whipped over 62 days, Kooshyar found himself faced with an unimaginable decision: to spy for Ministry of Intelligence and National Security against... Read More →
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Ron Ben Yishai

Ron Ben Yishai is an award-winning journalist, commentator on national and international affairs and Special Assignment Correspondent for newspaper Yedioth Aharonot and the news website Ynet. He deals extensively with Israeli and Middle Eastern regional security and international affairs. He has covered – on location – ethnic and religious conflicts in Afghanistan (1989, 2001, 2002), Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, Liberia, Kenya... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Scientia Building Ritchie Theatre

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