[New Gen] Activism at the Bar: Insights from Changemakers on the Ground in Israel – New Israel Fund Australia

[New Gen] Activism at the Bar: Insights from Changemakers on the Ground in Israel

Tue 16 Aug 2022 at 6pm

The Little Guy
87 Glebe Point Rd
Glebe NSW 2037

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Contact Eve Altman ( 0449144255) for more information.

The struggle for justice in Israel can often feel like a losing game.

Just in the last month we’ve seen the IDF begin the expulsion of over 1,000 Palestians from their homes in the Masafer Yatta region of the West Bank and the death of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, all against the backdrop of an ongoing political crisis as Israeli citizens prepare for a fifth round of elections in four years.

Despite the ongoing struggles, on the ground exists a vibrant civil society and activist community who are continuing the fight for justice and equality.

Join us for an in-person conversation with Tel Aviv-based activists, Ori Kol and Em Hilton, to hear their insights on these issues as well as a lively discussion on digital mobilising, the state of left in Israel-Palestine, anti-occupation activism and more.

Drinks and nibbles will be from 6pm with the conversation kicking off at 6:30pm, followed by a Q&A so come with any questions about Israel, Palestine and activism that you’ve been wrestling with.

This event is exclusively for our New Gen supporters in their 20s and 30s.

Ori Kol is the founder and former CEO of Mehazkim, a progressive digital movement he founded at age 24. He is also the co-founder of FakeReporter, a disinformation watchdog fighting malicious content online. Ori also leads the digital mobilisation efforts of the Citizens’ HQ. Ori is 29, lives in Tel Aviv, and has a BA in Politics and English from Tel Aviv University

Em Hilton is Jewish activist and writer based between London and Palestine-Israel; she grew up in the Sydney Jewish community, attended Emanuel Synagogue and Netzer youth movement. Em co-founded Na'amod: British Jews Against the Occupation and is on the Steering Committee for the Center for Jewish Non-Violence. She has written extensively about issues relating to Israel and Palestine, the left, antisemitism and Jewish identity for a vairety of publications including The Independent, Jewish Currents, Tribune Magazine and Huck.

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