Zionism: An Interpretation

Charles Blattberg
Wednesday, June 21 at 7:00 PM

Congregation Beth-El
1000 Lucerne,  Mont-Royal, QC H3R 2H9

Charles Blattberg

Charles Blattberg

Zionism has been misunderstood in important ways, both by its detractors as well as by its supporters. In this lecture, I offer a new interpretation of Zionism, one which supports a new approach to resolving the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Charles Blattberg is a professor of political philosophy at the Université de Montréal. Educated at Toronto, McGill, the Sorbonne (Université de Paris I), and Oxford, he has been teaching political philosophy at the Université de Montréal since 2000, except for 2005-6 and 2012-13 when he was a Lady Davis Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His publications include four books: From Pluralist to Patriotic Politics: Putting Practice First (Oxford University Press, 2000); Shall We Dance? A Patriotic Politics for Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003); Patriotic Elaborations: Essays in Practical Philosophy (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009); and a novel, The Adventurous Young Philosopher Theo Hoshen of Toronto (Angst Patrol Books, 2013). He blogs HERE.