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April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
From Eastern Europe to South America, much of the world seems to have been bearing strongly to the right, and Israel is no exception. A fortnight after its latest general election, Moshé Machover looks at its present politics and ruling ideology, and sets them in both a global and a historical context.
Moshé Machover is a mathematician and emeritus professor of philosophy at King's College London. He is a lifelong socialist activist, noted for his writings against Zionism.
He was born in Palestine in 1936, and in 1962 was one of the founders of the Israeli socialist organisation Matzpen. Many of his articles on Israel and the Middle East can be found on the Matzpen website or in the Israeli Occupation Archive. His non-technical books include Peace, Peace, When There Is No Peace (2009, with Akiva Orr) and Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and resolution (2012).
He was briefly expelled from the Labour Party in 2017, after his article'Anti-Zionism does not equal anti-Semitism' (which he was told was likely to 'cause offence to Jewish people') was published by Labour Party Marxists; but was quickly reinstated after what he himself described as 'a tsunami of protest' by party members.