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Events 2011

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Tel Aviv Stories

06/03/2011 - 3:00 pm

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The film, Jellyfish, captures the hidden narratives of everyday Tel-Aviv life and draws a vision of the hundred-year old city which is both more seedy and ma...
Who Do We Think We Are?

06/03/2011 - 3:00 pm

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Journalists Gary Younge and Jeffrey Kaye wrestled with “identity” in this thought-provoking session. Younge assessed that identity politic...
The Balfour Declaration

06/03/2011 - 3:00 pm

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The story of the Balfour Declaration is a tale full of intrigue, betrayal, adventure, death and triumph. Jonathan Schneer shows English diplomats’ desperat...
Turbulent Times

06/03/2011 - 3:00 pm

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The Jewish people have always been a disputatious lot. In the contemporary British Jewish community, issues such as attitudes to Israel, antisemitism, Jewish...
An Unfinished Business

06/03/2011 - 2:45 pm

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Boualem Sansal is not afraid to tackle difficult topics. His novels, written in French, are banned in his own country, Algeria. An Unfinished Business is the...
The Punishment of Gaza

06/03/2011 - 2:45 pm

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He has been called “a propagandist for Hamas” by Israeli right-wingers but sees himself as a patriot who wants to be proud of his country. He told Johann...
Freud’s Escape from Vienna

06/03/2011 - 2:45 pm

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Freud escaped from Vienna with the help of a good Nazi Anton Sauerwald who in his spare time made bombs. In the book The Escape of Sigmund Freud David Coehn ...
Super Sad Love Story

06/03/2011 - 2:30 pm

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Put together one of America’s best novelists – the irreverent Russian-born Gary Shteyngart – and the only UK comedian who is an expert in Yiddish – t...
Peter Mandelson in conversation with Nick Cohen

06/03/2011 - 2:30 pm

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‘A compelling account of the New Labour years…nearly every page is illuminating.’ Steve Richards, Independent ‘A revealing and...
Vasily Grossman

06/03/2011 - 2:15 pm

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Vasily Grossman is famous for his masterpiece Life and Fate and his writing as a reporter embedded within the Red Army, particularly for his powerful report ...
My Memories After Death

06/03/2011 - 2:15 pm

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The most popular Israeli journalist presented his latest book, a posthumous memoir of his father, the much loved and controversial politician Tommy Lapid. He...
A Rift In Time

06/03/2011 - 2:15 pm

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Raja Shehadeh’s uncle fled the Ottoman police, his family lost their prosperous home by the sea when Israel was created, his father was murdered and his ev...
JC Evening: Last Word

06/03/2011 - 2:00 pm

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The Finkler Question is the ‘first unashamedly comic novel’ to win the prestigious Booker Prize and flagrantly Jewish to boot. Howard Jacobson and Jonath...
We Had It So Good

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Linda Grant spoke to Joan Bakewell about her new novel, We Had It So Good, which takes us from the late 60s to today, following the lives of a group of frien...
The Death of Eli Gold

05/03/2011 - 3:15 pm

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The Death of Eli Gold is a comedy, a thriller, and a meditation on love, death, aging, sex, America and fame. Inspired by Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, John Updi...