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Demonization – from Anti-Semitism to Anti-Zionism

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Eksempel på dæmonisering af Israel

Den 8. november fra klokken 16.00 – 17.30 (Mødet foregår på engelsk)
Danish Institute for International Studies
Main Auditorium
Strandgade 71, ground floor, 1401 Copenhagen K

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) has the pleasure of inviting you to a lecture
A great deal of the global media debate is dedicated to the Arab-Israeli conflict. During his visit to Copenhagen, the Israeli journalist Ben-Dror Yemini will discuss the questions: How did Israel come to be portrayed as a “menace to world peace”? How did Israel come to be perceived as “the Jew” of yesterday? He argues that there currently is widespread support for depriving the Jewish people of fundamental collective rights as an independent nation, just as Jews in the past were deprived of fundamental rights as individuals. He poses the question: Is it possible that Anti-Zionism is a politically correct Anti-Semitism?
In this lecture, Yemini will discuss claims against Israel concerning refugees, genocide and human rights violations, arguing that these claims contribute to the construction of a demonization of Israel. Based on his research, he challenges this process of demonization and contrasts it with criticism of Israel.
Ben-Dror Yemini was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He studied humanities and history, and subsequently law, at Tel Aviv University. After his university studies he was appointed advisor to the Israeli Minister of Immigration Absorption and then became the spokesman of the Ministry. In 1984, he began his career as a journalist and essayist and published the book Political Punch, which deals critically with Israeli politics and society. Since 2003 he has been Opinion Editor of the daily newspaper Maariv and has published widely in other journals. His articles concerning the Israeli-Arab conflict and his comparative studies have led him to become the most translated Israeli journalist, and he is frequently invited to speak on the topic of criticism of Israel.
Klaus Wivel, cand.mag. and journalist has been working for Weekendavisen since 1998, including eight years as book editor. He studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem for two years and throughout his career he has written on Middle East politics in general and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular. His book, Næsten intet – En jødisk kritik af Søren Kierkegaard was published in 1999.
Programme : More details about the seminar are available on our website.
Practical Information
The seminar will be held in English.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Monday, 7 November 2011 at 12.00 noon.
Please await confirmation by e-mail from DIIS for participation.
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
The Conference Section
Strandgade 56
DK-1401 Copenhagen K
Ph. (+45) 32 69 87 51
Fax (+45) 32 69 87 00
Feel free to forward this invitation to others with a potential interest in the seminar.
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Written by semit

7. november 2011 hos 11:46

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  1. Han holder også et lukket foredrag i århus i morgen. Og jeg skal nok være der til at modbevise hans skæve tanker….



    8. november 2011 at 23:00

  2. Jeg var der idag – til fulde huse incl Ole Sippel og andre journalister

    God fornøjelse.


    8. november 2011 at 23:34

  3. Jeg hørte, at Palæstina Initiativet ville demonstrere (sikkert uanmeldt…) foran DIIS inden foredraget. Blev det til noget og var der i så fald ballade med dem?

    Michael Jensen

    10. november 2011 at 00:10

  4. Ja alle 6-7-8 demonstrerede.Bagefter rykkede et par stykker videre til Rundetårn og alle 2 demonstrerede dér foran studentercafeen, hed den vist, tidligere ved navn Sambassaden under karnavalet.


    10. november 2011 at 01:01

  5. Det var sgu noget af en velbesøgt demonstration de kunne stille op med 😀

    Michael Jensen

    10. november 2011 at 17:09

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