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Saving Israel's Democracy. An Important Talk on the Future of Zionism with Peter Beinart

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This year, his The Crisis of Zionism has taken the Jewish world by storm.  It looks at Israel and suggests how we should relate to the situation on the ground.  From Fresh Air (NPR) to the Charlie Rose show, the attention, not without controversy and praise, has been intense.

Join us to hear the ideas of this noted author, an orthodox Jew and committed Zionist.  In his book he argues that a democratic Israel must end the occupation of the West Bank and provide equal justice for all Israeli citizens, including Israeli Arabs.

Canadian Friends of Peace Now is partnering with New Israel Fund, Ameinu and the World Zionist organization to bring you this most exciting event.

We urge you to come and bring your friends.  Please forward this invitation to all of them.

Place: Knox Hall, 6225 Godfrey Ave., Montreal (one block west of Grand Blvd. in NDG, between Sherbrooke and Monkland, adjacent to Kensington Presbyterian Church).

Date and Time:  Wed. Oct. 24 at 8P.M.

Metro Vendome, 105 bus; Villa Maria Metro, 103

Canadian Friends of Peace Now
119-660 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 517
Toronto, Ontario  M4G 2K2
416-322-5559(p)     416-322-5587(fx)













Peter Beinart is author of The Crisis of Zionism (Times Books, 2012) and editor of the Daily Beast blog, Open Zion, which fosters an open and unafraid conversation about Israel, Palestine and the Jewish future. He is also Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at The City University of New York, Senior Political Writer for The Daily Beast-Newsweek, and a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. His first book, The Good Fight: Why Liberals—and Only Liberals—Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again, was published by HarperCollins in 2006. His second book, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, was published by HarperCollins in 2010.

Beinart has written for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic, Time, Slate, Reader’s Digest, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Polity: the Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Studies Association. The Week magazine named him columnist of the year for 2004. In 2005, he delivered the Theodore H. White Lecture at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

He has appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” ABC’s “This Week,” “Charlie Rose,” “The McLaughlin Group,” “The Colbert Report,” MTV, CNN, Fox, MSNBC and many other television and radio programs. Beinart graduated from Yale University in 1993, winning a Rhodes scholarship for graduate study at Oxford University. After graduating from University College, Oxford with an M.Phil in International Relations, Beinart became The New Republic’s managing editor in 1995. He became senior editor in 1997, and from 1999 to 2006 served as the magazine’s Editor. Beinart was a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2007 to 2009.
He lives in New York with his wife and two children.

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October 9, 2012


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