The lecture was chaired by Prof. Assaf Shelleg, director of the Cherrick Center, and the respondents were Prof. Dmitry Shumsky and Maya Kreiner. At the center of the lecture stood a small group of intellectuals that pleaded for establishing a confederation between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The "Semitic Action" was motivated by strong anti-imperialist sentiments and criticized the tendency of Israeli governments to search for partners among the great western powers, instead of collaborating with the other inhabitants of the land. The lecture was followed by a vivid discussion about the borders of Zionist ideology after the establishment of Israel.
AIANI supported Dr. Zadoff's visit with a travel grant.