Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2016/17

A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London.

This season’s topic intends to discuss the complicated and multi-layered relationship of the European Left with Zionism and the State of Israel. We will examine this broad subject from a historical perspective and will shed light on the different debates in various European countries.


This season’s speakers were:


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Dr Brian Klug – Denouncing Israel: Anti-colonialism or Antisemitism on the British Left?


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Prof Christina Späti – The German-speaking Left and Israel: Legacies and Developments since 1948


Thursday, 26 Jauary 2017

Dr Michel Dreyfus – The Two Lefts in France: Divisions over Zionism and Israel


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Dr Jan Gerber – A Prague Trial: The People against Rudolf Slánský


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Panel Discussion – Nick Cohen, Prof David Feldman, Prof Christina Späti and Dr Peter Ullrich


For more information on the this season’s lecture series, please refer to the leaflet here.