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Saturday, June 27 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
The Miracle of Israel: Muslim and Queer Embrace of Zionism

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This empowering and inspiring new curriculum offers a refreshing perspective on the Arab- Israeli conflict. Professor Hussein Mansour & Captain Avner Even-Zohar share their narrative of freedom, human rights, diversity and democracy as they pay tribute to Zionism and Israel. In the face of natural and political hardships, animosity and war, Israeli society and democracy are more diverse than ever as Israel leads the way in human rights (minorities, women and LGBTQ) social entrepreneurship, technology and innovation for the 21st century. This enlightening and  exciting new curriculum empowers people of all ages from all walks of life to take action for Zionism, human rights and Israel. 

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Avner Even-Zohar

Captain Professor Avner Even-Zohar is a human rights activist, scholar and advocate who specializes in social justice, peace and conflict resolution, minority rights, education and empowerment. Avner served for six years in the Israeli army as an education officer. Avner was awarded twice the Danziger scholarship for excellence in Hebrew studies. He was also awarded by the US Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps for his efforts in educating... Read More →
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Hussein Aboubakr Mansour

Born in 1989 to an Arab Muslim family, Hussein Aboubakr Mansour is an Egyptian researcher of Jewish and Middle Eastern history and Hebrew literature. Hussein participated in the Egyptian revolution until his departure from the country. Due to government persecution related to his activities and advocacy for tolerance and peace and countering anti-Semitism, Hussein left Egypt to become a political refugee in the US. He serves as an assistant... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Darwin 103

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