The Jewish Chronicle - - ARTS&BOOKS -

IS­RAELI PO­LIT­I­CAL PHILOSO­PHER Shlomo Avineri is likely to be one of the stars of Jewish Book Week next Fe­bru­ary. Avineri will chair the key open­ing dis­cus­sion on Is­raeli his­tory, cul­ture and pol­i­tics to mark Is­rael’s 60th an­niver­sary. He will also be speak­ing about Theodor Herzl and Isa­iah Ber­lin at sep­a­rate Book Week events. His im­pres­sive flu­ency can be sam­pled in a re­cent piece in the Is­raeli daily Ha’aretz on the Ira­nian poly­glot writer Ramin Ja­han­be­gloo, who has a new book out ad­vanc­ing ideas which form an ar­tic­u­late, el­e­gant, sec­u­lar Is­lamic cor­rec­tive to the rant­ings of his na­tive land’s pres­i­dent, Mah­moud Ah­madine­jad.

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