comrade dov - New Israel Fund Australia


Dov Khenin is a celebrated Israeli lawyer, political scientist, and former member of Knesset for Hadash and the Joint List. The three major tenets of Dov’s political philosophy and activism include the quest for Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab peace and a dramatic eco-socialist sea-change in inequitable social and economic systems.

During his tenure in the Knesset, Dov has initiated and was successful in passing dozens of bills related to human, womens, workers’, LGBTQ, animal protection and environmental rights.

He also published a number of articles and books on social, environmental, economic, and political issues in Israel and around the world.  In 2019, along with various social and political activists and academics, Dov established “Place for Change”, a hub for strategising and enacting transformative progressive change in Israel.

Barak Heymann has been directing and producing documentaries for TV and cinema for the past 15 years. Barak and his brother Tomer established an independent film company, Heymann Brothers Films, which has produced over 25 documentaries. Their films have premiered in numerous festivals worldwide, such as Berlinale, IDFA and Hotdocs, where they have won prestigious awards. Barak teaches in several film schools in Israel and is currently engaged in a number of ongoing projects.