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Sunday, June 9 • 8:45pm - 9:45pm
The Jewish echo-chamber and the Israel debate

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A room full of Jews. A Jewish audience-member asks the Jewish presenter, "Can you tell us what the Palestinians are thinking?" The Jewish presenter replies with information she has heard from other Jews. Another audience member begins berating the presenter about a Palestinian policy. An event to express solidarity with Israel in light of the latest controversy. The organisers are Jewish. The speakers are Jewish. The attendees are Jewish. It is lauded as a success in the Jewish press. These scenes are very common - but are they what we want? Is the community effectively educating itself and promoting its cause? or is it simply deceiving itself? How much can we really learn or achieve through talking only to each other?

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Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz, originally from South Africa via the UK, has been in Australia long enough to have graduated from Moriah College in Sydney in 2005. He studied applied mathematics at the University of Sydney and is currently completing a law degree at the University of Technology Sydney. He has been active in the Jewish community since joining the AUJS executive at the University of Sydney to help advocate for Israel during the 2006 Second... Read More →


Sunday June 9, 2013 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Scientia Building Gallery 1

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