Ayn Rand Institute

Ayn Rand Institute

April 03, 2009 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: What Is America's Stake in the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

A talk at the Travelodge Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 3, 2009) -

Who: Elan Journo, resident fellow at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights

What: A talk explaining what a self-interested policy would be like for America in this conflict. An open Q&A will follow.

Where: EatonVille Room 1. Travelodge Hotel, 925 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J8

When: Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at 7 p.m.

Description: Many people claim that U.S. policy regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict has been destructive of our security--and that a change in direction is urgently needed. Echoing many of his predecessors and legions of commentators, President Obama has announced plans to make dealing with the Arab-Israeli conflict a "key diplomatic priority" of his administration.

What kind of policy toward that ongoing conflict is actually in America's interests? What policy can enhance U.S. security? What in fact have been the effects of Washington's policy? Has it been unfair? If so, to whom--the Arab-Palestinian side, or Israel? In a presentation addressing these and other questions, Elan Journo of the Ayn Rand Institute will offer a secular moral case for principled U.S. support of Israel.

Admission: Open to the public. Admittance is $25, students $10.

Parking: Discounted rate of $6 dollars per vehicle. Let the front desk know you are there for the meeting and the parking discount will apply for the evening.

Bio: Elan Journo is a resident fellow at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, focusing on foreign policy issues. His op-eds have appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Sun-Times, and the Orange County Register. Mr. Journo's articles have also been published in major newspapers abroad, including Australia's Herald Sun and Canberra Times and Canada's Globe and Mail. Mr. Journo is also a contributing writer for The Objective Standard, a quarterly journal of culture and politics. Mr. Journo lectures at college campuses and has given numerous radio interviews on foreign policy and the threat of Islamic totalitarianism.

For more information on this talk, please e-mail Ted Harlson at tharlson@hotmail.com.

Elan Journo is available for interviews now and after his talk.

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