The political change and unrest that have swept through the Middle East since January 2011and changed those autocratic regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen and still going in Syria, Bahrain and other countries in the region have come to be called Arab Spring. This change has brought Islamists to power in these countries.
After eighty-fife years of its establishment in 1928 the Muslim Brotherhood has arrived at the presidential palace in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood is the most powerful political force and religious movement that became the wellspring of Islamist ideologies worldwide. The rise of Islamists to power in Egypt the populous and inflectional country which signed a Peace Treaty with Israel in 1979 generated a number of serious questions of which Arabo-Israeli dialogue and that of peace and stability in the Middle East are really critical.
Considering the major political players in the region, including the United States, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, and Iran-Hizbullah and Hamas access, the question of “The Middle East: Where to from Here” becomes more critical.
On this and its related issues, Ambassador Itzhak Levanon will give a lecture in Monash University, Clayton Campus.
The Title: “The Middle East: Where to from Here”
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Venue: R7 Rotunda, Clayton Campus
For further details please contact
A/Professor Sayed Khatab
Mobile: 04 113 764 29
Ambassador Itzhak Levanon served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the State of Israel to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 2009-2011. Mr. Levanon first entered the field of public service in Jerusalem in 1969 as an assistant for Arab Affairs to Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek. He joined the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1972 and served in various positions to the United Nations, Venezuela, Colombia, France and Canada. In 1994 he was a member of the Israeli delegation at the peace talks in Washington D.C. following the Madrid Conference for Peace in the Middle East. In 1994 he was appointed Consul General of Israel to New England; a position he held until 2002. Upon his return to Israel, Ambassador Levanon was promoted to the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Nations in Geneva. Subsequently, he became spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Arab World.
Itzhak Levanon studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, McGill University and the American University of Beirut and hold Certificates of Honor from, among others, Massachusetts Congress, Rhode Island Congress, B’nai Brith International, Hadassah International and the Friends of the Technion.
He is familiar with four out of the five continents, and also speaks the languages of these continents — English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew.