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Jim Loeffler: Double Amnesia: Zionism and Human Rights, 1919 – 2019

Thursday, April 30 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Postponed until Fall, 2020.

UWM Campus
Room, TBD

2018 marked the 70th anniversary of two momentous events: the birth of the State of Israel and the creation of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Both remain tied together in debates about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, global antisemitism, and U.S. foreign policy. Yet the surprising connections between Zionism and the origins of international human rights remain completely unknown today. Drawing on his recent book, James Loeffler will discuss how the forgotten Jewish past of human rights holds timely lessons for thinking about the intertwined futures of global justice and Jewish politics.