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Sunday, June 9 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Rhetoric and reality in the Middle East

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Woman: Why do I hate certain things? Man: People fear those things they don't understand and fear breeds hate ... Why do you look at me that way? Woman: Because I hate what you just said! Man: But why? Woman: Because I don't understand it! Quotation from Mad's Dave Berg. We will explore the verbal attacks on Israel and their rhetorical fallacies, as well as pro-Israel countermeasures. Current examples will be discussed to better understand the rhetoric and the reality.

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Geoffrey Tofler

Geoffrey Tofler was a student leader during the turbulent 1970s anti-Israel campus debates and is currently a NSW Zionist Council Director. He has maintained an interest in the rhetoric used by anti-Israel groups and in the arguments to combat them. His work as a cardiologist and... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm AEST
Scientia Building Alumni Room

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