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Alice Shalvi at Jewish Book Week

  • king's place 90 York Way London N1 9AG london uk (map)

‘Israel: A Jewish State or A State for Jews?’ with Ian Black, Anshel Pfeffer, James Sorene; chaired by Jon Silverman

Ever since the movement’ s inception, Zionists have advocated very different ideas of Israel: would the dream of Herzl, Ahad Ha’am, Weizmann, Jabotinsky, Ben Gurion or Begin triumph? Would Israel be a ‘normal’ state, or a ‘light unto the nations’? The state that emerged, partially out of the ashes of the Shoah, became a refuge for those escaping the horrors of WWII and its aftermath, and to many a utopian ideal. Seventy years on, at the heart of one of the world’s most volatile regions, in a country that still struggles to define itself, was it ever possible for Israel to become the moral super state?

This event takes place on Saturday 2 March 2019 at 8:30pm at King’s Place. Info and tickets available here.