Regev visits Australia

October 16, 2009 by Elly Shalev
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On Wednesday October 14, Mark Regev, Spokesman and Foreign Press Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu was interviewed by various journalists covering both print media and radio.

Jon Faine and Mark Regev

Jon Faine and Mark Regev

While on a private visit to Melbourne, Mark took time out to be interviewed by the ABC’s Jon Faine, Mark Colvin, Phillip Adams and JJJ’s daily current affairs program Hack, as well as senior journalists at daily newspapers.

Links to all the radio interviews and articles that have so far appeared in the print media can be found in the Media Centre section of the ZCV website.

The full-day media program was jointly coordinated by the ZCV and AIJAC.

The previous evening October 13, Kew Hebrew Congregation and the ZCV co-hosted a public forum with Mark Regev, where Mark comprehensively addressed the topic “What Will Make a Real Peace?”

If you missed it live, you can still listen to Mark’s excellent address and comprehensive Q&A, online. Click on to the ZCV website www.zcv.org.au and follow the link.

At 6.30pm, prior to the public forum with Mark Regev, ZCV President Dr Danny Lamm debated at the Monash University Vice Chancellor’s Debate “That the West should engage with Hamas: a solution to the Israel-Palestine Conflict?”

The debate was held in front of a packed audience with people spilling into the aisles of Monash Clayton’s largest lecture theatre.

The sparring teams consisted of, arguing against engagement with Hamas: Dr Danny Lamm; Monash Association of Debaters Tim Jeffrie and Federal Member for Isaacs the Hon Mark Dreyfus. Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser; Monash Terrorism Academic Debra Smith and Australians for Palestine Michael Shaik argued for engagement with Hamas.

The debate will soon be broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Big ideas program.

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