This is an event from the 2014 Festival. Please try searching for the current event using the menu at the top or use the search box in the top righthand corner of our website.
Ari Shavit: My Promised Land
Saturday, May 24 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ari Shavit, David Leser (facilitator)
Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel is at a moment of existential crisis. My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel tells the story of Israel as it has never been told before, and asks difficult but important questions: Why and how did Israel come to be? Can Israel survive? Ari Shavit’s unique writing, which challenges the dogmas of both the right and left, has made him one of the leading political thinkers of the Jewish state.
Ari Shavit (International)
Ari Shavit is a leading Israeli columnist and writer. In recent years, his voice has become one of the most powerful and influential voices in Israel’s public arena. His unique writing, which challenges the dogmas of both right and left, has made him one of the leading political thinkers of the Jewish state. Ari’s recently released book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel is a groundbreaking and authoritative examination of Israel. scribepublications.com.au
David Leser is a multi-award winning journalist who has worked in Australia, North America, the Middle East, Europe and Asia for the past thirty five years. He is the author of six books and editor of a collection of essays, as as well as Executive Producer of the 2012 award-winning Australian documentary Paul Kelly: Stories of Me. His memoir - To Begin To Know: Walking in the Shadows of my Father is published in July. davidleser.com