International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

Webinar: Behind the Headlines: Making Sense of the Middle East with Prof. Paul Liptz

Join us for a Webinar on Sunday, August 24, 2014

Recent events in the Middle East have once again thrust this volatile region onto the world's headlines. The speed in which new developments occur in this troubled part of the world can often times confuse even the most educated person. 

Currently, the Arab world is deeply divided between radicals and "moderates." There are also growing tensions between Shiites and Sunnis. Israel's role in this dangerous neighborhood is consequently changing, presently allying itself with moderate Sunnis against the Islamic fundamentalists. 

However, in the Middle East, the concept of allies can be best defined as "who one hates least". 

The Gaza War has unmasked the face of that most ancient of hatreds, anti-Semitism. It seems that regardless of Israel's behavior, certain Europeans blame the country. Yet, the atrocities being perpetrated in nearby Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East are consistently and disconcertingly ignored. 

This webinar will consider the challenges facing the Middle East, Israel and global Jewry. 

This webinar, hosted jointly by ARZENU and the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), will be led by our guest presenter, Prof. Paul Liptz, a social historian who lectured for 35 years in Tel Aviv University's Department of Middle Eastern and African History. Liptz has taught IDF Reservists, and he has Israel Studies at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. He has published many articles on contemporary Jewry and Jewish history, as well as having lectured and conducted workshops in 12 countries. Currently, Professor Liptz is the Education Director of the World Union’s Anita Saltz International Education Center.


Title: Making Sense of the Middle East - Prof. Paul Liptz

Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014

Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM IDT

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. By registering, you will be able to view the webinar even if you are not able to join during the live session. After the event, you will be sent a link to the entire webinar.

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