WJC to host Israeli opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog for discussion on the 'anti-Israel agenda'

01 Aug 2017
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The World Jewish Congress will host Israeli opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog on August 10, for a vibrant discussion on the efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel.  The event is open to the public and media. Attendees must RSVP in advance. 

Herzog has been invited to speak in celebration of the launch of “The Anti-Israel Agenda – Inside the Political War on the Jewish State,” a new book edited by Alex Ryvchin, an Australian Jewish community activist and a member of the WJC-Jewish Diplomatic Corps. 

MK Herzog is the current opposition leader in the Knesset. He served as the chairman of the Labor Party when it received 24 seats in the 2015 election. Herzog has served as a Member of Knesset since 2003, as well as in several ministerial positions, including Minister of Welfare and Social Services and Minister of the Diaspora, Society and the Fight Against Anti-Semitism.

Alex Ryvchin is an Australian member of the WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps and a prominent speaker, writer and media contributor on the Arab-Israeli conflict, foreign and national affairs, religion and identity. He previously practiced law in Sydney and London, wrote for a Jerusalem-based think-tank and served as a spokesman for the Zionist Federation UK. He is the Director of Public Affairs at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. 

“The Anti-Israel Agenda – Inside the political war on the Jewish state” brings together the finest minds devoted to the Arab-Israeli conflict, including Alan Dershowitz, Alan Johnson, Col. Richard Kemp, and Hillel Neuer. The book reveals how the conflict with Israel has shifted from the battlefield to become both a global and local war, fought in the corridors of power, in the media, on campuses, and in every forum that touches our lives.