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Recent Events - 2009

Israel, Antisemitism, and the UN

Robert Wistrich

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Robert Solomon Wistrich holds the Neuberger chair for Modern European History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is head of its Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism where he edits its journal, Antisemitism International.

His forthcoming book, A Lethal Obsession, is a sweeping historical synthesis that examines radical antisemitism especially in the nineteenthand twentieth centuries in Europe, as well as in its diffusion and various expressions in the modern Middle East and Iran. His many publications also include The Jews of Vienna in the Age of Franz Joseph (OUP, 1989) which won the Austrian State Prize for Danubian History and Antisemitism, the Longest Hatred (Pantheon, 1992) which received the Wingate Prize for non-fiction in the UK. It was also the basis for a PBS film documentary which Professor Wistrich scripted and co-edited. In 2007, he published Laboratory of World Destruction, Germans and Jews in Central Europe (University of Nebraska Press).

Presented at the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, University of Maryland, November 11, 2009

 

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Why There Won't Be Peace in the Middle East

Barry Rubin

Professor Barry Rubin is a professor at the Interdisciplinary University, founding director of Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal and of Turkish Studies.  He has written more than a dozen books, and edited or written chapters for many more.  During his career he has taught at numerous universities, including American, Bar-Ilan, Georgetown, Hebrew, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Tel Aviv.    He also writes the Middle East column for the Jerusalem Post and an international affairs column for the Turkish Daily News.

Presented at the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, University of Maryland, November 13, 2009


The Soviets' Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

Contrary to previous interpretations, Ginor and Remez provide evidence that the war resulted from a joint Soviet-Arab gambit to provoke Israel into a pre-emptive attack. The authors show that the Soviets received a secret Israeli message indicating that Israel, despite its official ambiguity, was about to acquire nuclear weapons. Determined to destroy Israel's nuclear program before it could produce an atomic bomb, the Soviets began preparing for war--well before Moscow accused Israel of offensive intent, the overt trigger of the crisis.

Presented at the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, University of Maryland,


JERUSALEM:
3000 Years of Development of the City and its Quarters

Avner Amiri

Israeli conservation architect

Presented at the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, University of Maryland, September 21, 2009

 


Next Summer There Will Be War:
The Media and the Construction of National Security Perceptions

Dr. Yoram Peri

Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair of Israel Studies,and
Director of the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies

Presented at the University of Maryland Department of Communication Colloquium Series, September 11, 2009

 


Politics and Violence in Israel/Palestine:
Past, Present and Future

Lev Luis Greenberg

Ben Gurion University

Presented at the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, University of Maryland, September 25, 2009


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