Nanaimo restaurateur Ilan Goldenblatt will give a public talk this Thursday, September 26, 2013, titled “Being Right vs. Being Effective: Thought-provoking ideas on moving towards resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
Everyone is welcome to attend the 7:00 pm talk at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 100 Chapel Street, in downtown Nanaimo.
Ilan was born and raised in Israel. After serving for 3½ years as an intelligence analyst in the Israeli armed forces, Ilan travelled in Canada and settled on Vancouver Island.
He was involved with Nanaimo’s Radio CHLY for three years as producer, board member and executive director until he opened The Thirsty Camel Café downtown in 2005. For the past two years he has also managed the Bowen Road Farmers’ Market.
Ilan describes himself as an alternative media junky interested in community, food politics, international politics and economics.
Ilan visits Israel frequently and talks with friends and relatives about the conflict there. His most recent visit to Israel was earlier this month.