Isi Leibler of the Jerusalem Post has reported that the Israeli Embassy in London has been promoting next week’s public conversation between Gideon Levy, author of The Punishment of Gaza, and C4 news presenter Jon Snow at the Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre. More info about the event here.
Over the years I have encountered many cases of incompetence and blunders on the part of those responsible for promoting the case for Israel on a global level, but nothing quite as bizarre as what I experienced a few days ago.
A number of British Jews wrote to me complaining bitterly that the Israeli London Embassy was promoting a tour by Haaretz journalist Gidon Levy…
…My initial instinct was that the e-mail was a hoax and I urged my informant to obtain further clarification from the embassy.
I was then informed that Brodsky had indeed released the communication, justifying it on the grounds that it was being directed “to a small group of Jewish activists in order to inform them about an anti-Israeli event taking place in London.”
Read the full article here.
Levy has a number of other speaking dates in the next fortnight:
Tuesday 24 August 2010, London, Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, 8.15pm (in conversation with Jon Snow). More info here.
Wednesday 25 August, London, Frontline Club, 7.00pm (in conversation with Jeremy Bowen). More info here.
Both the London events are filling up quickly so book now!