The New Siege: The Goldstone Report and the Campaign to Delegitimize Israel

I’ll be speaking tomorrow night in Los Angeles on a panel with two of my favorite writers, blogger Omri Ceren and columnist Martin Sherman, on the Goldstone Report, sponsored by Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors. Anyone in the LA area, please feel free to come.

The New Siege: The Goldstone Report and the Campaign to Delegitimize Israel

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 – 7:00 p.m.
Luxe Hotel Sunset
11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

A moderated panel on how human rights groups are collaborating with multilateral organizations and media outlets to undermine Israel’s ability to exist. The panelists include Dr. Richard Landes, Professor of History at Boston University, who will be joined by Dr. Martin Sherman, Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University, who will speak on the failures of Israeli public diplomacy, Omri Ceren, PhD Candidate in Communication and Media at USC, who will speak on media complicity in delegitimization and Deputy Consul General Gil Artzyeli of Israel in Los Angeles will outline the Israeli response to the Goldstone Report in general and to the broader campaign against Israel.

On the eve of the 62nd anniversary of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181, establishing the partition of Mandate-era Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon commented that “if there was a vote to admit Israel to the United Nations today… we would not get in.”

The Jewish State in 2009 is under attack from the broadest and most sustained delegitimization campaign since before the founding of the modern Jewish State, bringing together journalists, academics, jihadists, diplomats, totalitarian thugs, and human rights activists in a coordinated effort to erode Israel’s freedom to defend itself. The widely criticized Goldstone Report, accused Israel of war crimes during its defensive Cast Lead operation while ignoring Hamas’ deliberate use of its own population as human shields, and downplaying the role of almost a decade of documented rocket attacks on Israeli civilians from Gaza, is at the center of this global anti-Israel campaign.

The panel will explore the flaws in the Report, the potential consequences of its implementation, and the responses of its critics.

Join us for this timely and critical panel discussion followed by Q&A

9 Responses to The New Siege: The Goldstone Report and the Campaign to Delegitimize Israel

  1. E.G. says:

    Call for video postings from the event.

  2. Michael says:

    Yes, I very much hope that we get some audio of this event.

  3. This event will be filmed and the video will be available on the website of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors I’m also happy to make it available to Richard for use as he sees fit.

  4. Eliyahu says:

    EG, an English translation of most of the invitation to the conference at the Italian parliament is at the link below:

  5. E.G. says:

    Grazie mille Eliyahu,

    I merely wanted to let Stu know – in case he can pop from Napoli to Roma.
    כל הדרכים מובילות לרומא

    BTW, I translated parts of the Z. Andreus article and 2 interesting comments on the Ben Wedeman thread.

  6. Eliyahu says:

    All roads lead to Rome.

    But I bet that the conference in Rome won’t get much attention outside of Italy. We know that the MSM hush up stories that don’t fit the narrative. For instance, a few years, President Kirchner of Argentina announced at the UN general assembly that his country had put several Iranian citizens on Interpol’s “wanted” list, after international arrest warrants had been issued against them in Argentina. He asked Iran for cooperation in bringing them to justice in Argentina for the mass murder explosions at the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires in 1992 and at the AMIA Jewish cultural/community center in BA in 1994. Kirchner’s speech was covered by media in Spanish-speaking countries. It was even covered by the BBC Spanish department. However, it was NOT covered in the BBC’s English-language broadcasts.

    Apparently, the BBC didn’t want their home audience of Brits and other English-speaking people to know that some high Iranian officials were subject to international arrest warrants under suspicion of mass murder. See link:

  7. chaim says:

    Hey all, take a look at this new blog…

    A “progressive” posing as an academic expert who believes himself capable of competently refuting Moshe Halbertal’s paper on the Goldstone Report.

    I’m smelling a future fisking!

  8. Bruce says:

    Not sure if I understand the aim of making Israel a complete international pariah.

    Then I guess the pinko’s and goat botherers probably have not read much Sun Tzu:

    “When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.”

    “Soldiers when in desperate straits lose
    the sense of fear. If there is no place of refuge,
    they will stand firm. If they are in hostile country,
    they will show a stubborn front. If there is no help
    for it, they will fight hard.”

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