Tackling change

THE 21st century has seen sweeping change, global crises and vast leaps in technology and access to information. How the Jewish people cope with these challenges will be tackled at the Anti-Defamation Commission’s (ADC) 2012 Gandel Oration, where keynote speaker Brigadier General Gal Hirsch (pictured) will consider what lies ahead for the Jews.

The Israeli war hero has just been confirmed as the speaker for the annual event, which was postponed in May after the original guest pulled out due to family illness.

“Gal Hirsch is one of the most experienced leaders in the IDF in the areas of counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and military leadership,” said acting ADC chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich. “He spearheaded Israel’s fight against terror for 25 years as a commander of several elite units and as a field officer. A decorated soldier committed to the defence of his country, he is considered a world expert in strategic knowledge development,” he said.


The Gandel Oration will be held at the Besen Centre, Burwood on October 16.  Bookings: www.antidef.org.au; (03) 9272 5677.