When did the Arab-Israeli Conflict Begin? (Zoom)

5 July 2020
Sunday 7.30–9pm
Jewish Museum of Australia (Zoom)

What were the seeds of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and when did it begin? Could it be that the first seeds were planted before the rise of the Zionist movement at the turn of the twentieth century?

Led by Daniel Heller, this lecture will shed light on the political, economic, and social developments in nineteenth-century Ottoman Palestine that left an indelible legacy on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

This event is proudly presented as part of our Close Encounters series with the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University. Join us in exploring historical connections and conflicts – and their relevance to the Jewish world today.

Dr Daniel Heller is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University, specialising in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

His first book, Jabotinsky’s Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism, received the prize for best book in the field of modern Jewish history from the Association for Jewish Studies (the leading international organisation for Jewish Studies scholars).

Prior to his arrival in Melbourne, he was an assistant professor at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), where he was awarded a university-wide prize for best teaching.

Image: A Jerusalem street, 1896, unknown source.

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$15 Member
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