2018 Hisham Sharabi Memorial Lecture – “Dissembling in Diplomacy: Israel’s Secret Weapon”

with Dr. John Quigley
Professor Emeritus at the Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University

*A light lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. Talk begins promptly at 1:00 p.m.

This year we are honored to present the distinguished Dr. John Quigley who will address Israel’s history of diplomacy in his delivery of the Hisham Sharabi Memorial Lecture. From the inception of the Zionist project, its leadership cultivated the world powers that had the capacity to help them gain territory. Viewing their cause as noble, they resorted to deception in making their case for territory in Palestine. They made commitments they had little hope of fulfilling. They predicted promising outcomes that could not be realized. In international fora they invented facts to show themselves in a favorable light. They denied facts that put them in an unfavorable light. These tactics bore fruit in the League of Nations and the United Nations, leaving Zionism by 1967 in control of the territory of Palestine.


Dr. John Quigley is Professor Emeritus at the Moritz College of Law of The Ohio State University. His most recent book is The International Diplomacy of Israel’s Founders: Deception at the United Nations in the Quest for Palestine. He has consulted and written on legal issues in the Palestine-Israel conflict, including books titled The Statehood of Palestine and The Six-Day War and Israeli Self-Defense.


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