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Sunday, June 9 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Israel and Cyprus: geography, energy politics and the future

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Cyprus played a critical role in the formation of the State of Israel. During the Shoah, the British used the crown colony as a depot for survivors seeking refuge in British Palestine. When Independence was declared, tens of thousands of survivors crossed the 272 kilometres of water to contribute to the Jewish state’s formation. Sixty-five years later Cyprus and Israel are bound closer than ever, by geography, by energy politics, by mutual interest and more.

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Panayiotis Diamadis

Dr Panayiotis Diamadis is a Director of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, lecturer in Genocide Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, and a senior history teacher at St Ignatius’ College. An active researcher, he has published a number of academic papers on the Shoah, as well as the Hellenic, Armenian and Assyrian genocides, including The Myth of Refuge: Jews under Turkish rule; Children and... Read More →


Sunday June 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Engineering Building Room G1

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