The Mandelbaum Trust supports scholars from around the world to visit Sydney.  Guest scholars typically give public lectures at Mandelbaum House and offer teaching and tutoring at the University of Sydney through the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies and other relevant departments.

Calendar of Events

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October 21, 2018

The Rise of the Israel Right: Menachem Begin to Bibi Netanyahu

The Rise of the Israel Right: From Menachem Begin to Bibi Netanyahu

Why has the Right become the incumbent party of government in Israel?
How did Menahem Begin transform his Herut movement, winning only 14 seats out 120 in 1949 to winning power as the Likud in 1977?
Why has the far Right, opposed to the Likud, emerged as a political force to be reckoned with?
Despite all the cynicism directed at Netanyahu, amidst charges of corruption that may land him in court, why is the current prime minister, according to opinion polls, heading towards yet another Likud electoral victory?

Start: October 21, 2018 7:30 pm
End: October 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Mandelbaum House
Phone: (02) 9692 5240
Address:
385 Abercrombie Street, Darlington, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2008

October 28, 2018

A Pariah amongst Nations? A History of Israel and the Left

Colin Shindler
A Pariah amongst Nations? A History of Israel and the Left

Despite virtually unanimous support in 1948, what has led to the acerbic criticism of Israel – as a state rather than its government’s policies – by the international Left in 2018?
Is there a difference between a national Left of a country and its Jewish Left? Is ideological anti-Zionism more important than a legitimate support of the Palestinian cause?
Has the question of Israel become symbolic of the struggle between Right and Left in a country – regardless of the complex realities of the Israel-Palestine imbroglio?

Start: October 28, 2018 7:30 pm
End: October 28, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Mandelbaum House
Phone: (02) 9692 5240
Address:
385 Abercrombie Street, Darlington, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2008

November 4, 2018

The Balfour Declaration Revisited

Colin Shindler
The Balfour Declaration Revisited

Did Lloyd-George’s government issue the Balfour Declaration in November 1917 out of the goodness of its collective heart?
In addition to British national interests in a time of war, did genteel anti-Semitism and ‘the perceived power of international Jewry’ play a central role?
Was it an ‘historic error’ which led to a century of conflict between Zionist Jews and Palestinian Arabs?

Start: November 4, 2018 7:30 pm
End: November 4, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Mandelbaum House
Phone: (02) 9692 5240
Address:
385 Abercrombie Street, Darlington, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2008
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