I am led to believe that activists of a small totalitarian Trotskyist party, the Socialist Workers Party, a party that wants to overthrow our parliamentary democracy and install a dictatorship, are highly influential within the University and College Union. It is not surprising that activists of this party have supported the idea of boycotting Israeli universities because activists of the very same party were involved in attempts to ban Jewish societies from university campuses in an earlier period. Fortunately, sensible people ignore the ignoramuses and vile individuals from the gutter of humanity who promote such evil.
I am therefore pleased to note that tomorrow evening LSE are hosting Benny Morris, the Israeli author, historian and academic from an Israeli university. Details of the event are below. It is a ticketed event but tickets are free. I aim to attend and may even even partake in some live Twittering on #lse1948 via my Twitter account, @michaelezra, for those interested in updates and cannot make the event. Hopefully, I shall see some readers of this blog there.
Reconsidering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War
Middle East Centre public lecture
Date: Tuesday 14 June 2011
Venue: LSE campus, venue to be announced to ticketholders
Speaker: Professor Benny Morris
Chair: Professor Nigel Ashton
The lecture will look at various aspects, some of them innovative, of the 1948 War, the first between the Arabs and Israel.
Benny Morris is professor of Middle East history at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, and is the author of several books on Israeli history, including The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited.
No bags will be allowed at this event, other than small handbags at the discretion of security staff and subject to a search. Facilities will not be provided for leaving bags at the venue. Please make arrangements for leaving your bags elsewhere.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lse1948
This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. One ticket per person can now be requested.
LSE students and staff are able to collect one ticket from the New Academic Building SU shop, located on the Kingsway side of the building.
Members of the public, LSE staff and alumni can request one ticket via the online ticket request form: