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Taking to the Streets: Israeli Protest Movements Part 4

Hosted By: Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program ("CSP")

The Government Against the Settlers: Gaza 2005

The decision by the right-wing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to unilaterally disengage from Gaza brought thousands of police and army personnel into conflict with an even larger number of settlers. There were dramatic images of Israeli personnel removing Israeli citizens from their homes and synagogues. The question arose whether religious soldiers would disobey military orders as a result of the former Chief Rabbi’s ruling that an order to take part in the evacuation of Jews from their homes in order to give over the land to non-Jews is an order that is against the religion of our holy Torah and forbidden to fulfill.

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Paul Liptz

Paul Liptz, a social historian and CSP’s recent 19th Annual One Month Scholar in Residence, was on the Tel Aviv University faculty for 40 years, teaching graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Middle East and African History and the International School, where he dealt with a wide range of topics. His main interests are History of the Yishuv [Pre-State], the Modern State of Israel and Arab Women and Nationalism in the Middle East. Paul was born in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and came as a volunteer to Israel one day before the Six Day War on June 4, 1967. He decided to stay in Israel, married Brenda and they have 4 children and 12 grandchildren.
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Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program ("CSP")

The Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program (“CSP”) is a program offering adult Jewish education and family Jewish celebrations.
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