University of Haifa. The Faculty of Education
2nd Conference: New Anti-Semitism - Educational Challenges:
Israel between Anti-Judaism, Anti-Semitism and New Progressivism

Thursday, 19 May 2011, Hecht Museum, main Building, University of Haifa

Chair: Prof. Ilan Gur-Ze'ev

Steering Committee: Prof. Ilan Gur-Ze'ev and Dr. Arie Kizel

9:00-09:30 Gathering (soft drinks)

9:30 Greetings: Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze'ev, President, University of Haifa,
Prof. Ofra Mayseless, Dean of the Faculty of Education

09:45-10:15 Keynote Lecture
Prof. Ilan Gur-Ze'ev: The role of the Jewish state in the West's 
quest  for self-annihilation

10:15-11:45 The theological-philosophical context of the new Anti-Semitism
Chair: Dr. Annabel Herzog

Prof. Haim Gordon, The history of the Islamic countries and the new 
Dr. Raphael Zagury-Orly, The symbol Alain Badiou
Dr. Itzhak Benyamini, The absent Jew in the universalist utopia and 
the Paulinic logic of Badiou and Zizek
Tomer Persico, New age spirituality and its overcoming Christian  Religiosity
Dr. Aim Deuel Lusky, The philosophy of ancient Israel - 
the  pre-Monotheistic model or, what is Judaism?

11:45-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:30 New Anti-Semitism in action
Chair: Prof. Anita Shapira

Prof. Asa Kasher, De-legitimization: conceptual and ethical dilemmas
Prof. Dina Porat, The Christian roots of Holocaust denial
Prof. Hanan Alexander, Mature Zionism: criticizing Israel without 
it's Delegitimization Dr. Gadi Taub, Human rights vs. human rights: 
the latest attack on Jewish right for self-determination

13:30-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-16:00 Addressing the challenges of new-Anti-Semitism
Chair: Prof. Sophia Menashe

Dr. Alex Jacobson, Western liberal left and the Jewish state
Prof. Oz Almog, Humanization as an alternative to sanctions: 
Sociological ignorance as the source of enmity
Ben-Dror Yemini, Ignorance is power
Bambi Sheleg, The toll of Western sense of supremacy
Asaf Sagiv, From Christian theology to pagan ontology and again: the 
transformation of Anti-Semitism in a postmodern era

16:00-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-17:30 Round Table, New Anti-Semitism?
Chair: Dr. Arie Kizel

Participating: Prof. Philip Wexler, Prof. Nimrod Alony, Dr. Alex 
Jacobson, Prof. Ilan Gur-Ze'ev

Free and open to the public

Faculty of Education
Haifa University


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