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The October 7th terrorist attacks and the ensuing escalations have brought international attention back to the decades long Israel-Palestine conflict. Many commentators acknowledge Israel’s right to self-defence, but feel morally conflicted about the increasing number of civilian casualties. In this talk Yaron Brook will highlight the ethical issues involved in the conflict and explain why it might be morally necessary for Israel to not only see Hamas, but the Palestinian population at large as an enemy.
Yaron Brook is the host of the podcast and YouTube program The Yaron Brook Show. He was the Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) for 17 years (2000-2017). He continues as Chairman of the Board of ARI. Brook is an internationally sought speaker promoting Ayn Rand and her philosophy of Objectivism. Brook speaks on Capitalism, Political and Economic Freedom, business ethics, tribalism, the ills of socialism, the morality of self-interest, and the pursuit of happiness. Brook was born and raised in Israel. He served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence and earned a BSc in civil engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. In 1987 he moved to the United States where he received his MBA and PhD in finance from the University of Texas at Austin; he became an American citizen in 2003. He was an award-winning finance professor at Santa Clara University.