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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 24

European Diasporists

Diana Pinto
Antony Lerman
Chair: Brian Klug

Antony Lerman’s The Making and Unmaking of a Zionist: A Personal and Political Journey movingly describes his gradual disenchantment but continuing thoughtful engagement with Israel and Zionism. Diana Pinto’s Israel Has Moved is a profound and unsettling account of a country that is no longer where we might think it is. As leading advocates of the revival and autonomy of European Jewish life, they discussed their contrasting experiences and conclusions about Israel’s trajectory.

Diana Pinto, an intellectual historian of Italian-Jewish parentage and a Harvard University graduate, lives in Paris.

Antony Lerman, former Zionist leader and head of London’s Institute for Jewish Policy Research, is a writer and activist.

Brian Klug is Senior Research Fellow & Tutor in Philosophy at St. Benet's Hall, Oxford and a member of the philosophy faculty at Oxford University. He is also an honorary fellow of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton and fellow of the College, Saint Xavier University, Chicago.

To buy copies of any of the books discussed in this session, visit: http://bit.ly/12ynijp or from Blackwell's, click here. Ten per cent of the proceeds of book sales through Blackwell's benefit Jewish Book Week.

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