NEW ISRAEL FUND AUSTRALIA is delighted to invite you to a communal briefing with one of Israel's leading civil rights activists HAGAI EL-AD
Topic: "What’s with human rights in Israel? Real stories from the source."
Executive Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Israel’s largest and oldest human rights organisation
Reporting from the source on issues affecting women, Arab-Israelis, Mizrachi and Ethiopian Israelis, religious pluralism and tolerance, and other social justice issues in Israel today
Launched Jerusalem's Annual Pride and Tolerance March
Hagai El-Ad joined the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) as Executive Director in July 2008. He brings to ACRI extensive experience as a leader in the field of human rights, in Israel and abroad.
Born in Haifa, Mr El-Ad studied at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for astrophysics for three years (1997-2000) as a pre-doctoral fellow, having completed his B.Sc. (Special Honors Program, 1994) and M.Sc. (Astrophysics, 1996) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Over the last decade, Mr El-Ad has become an influential advocate whose views on Arab-Jewish relations, human and civil rights, LGBT rights and equality in Israel have been widely published.
ACRI is Israel's oldest and largest human rights organisations and one of NIF's most important grantees.
Please note: This event was originally arranged at Newtown Synagogue community hall with the prior approval of the President and Board of the Synagogue and consistently with halachic advice that there is no rule against having a speaker on Shemini Atzeret, especially on social justice, a main message of the Torah. The Synagogue Board, however, had accidentally overlooked their own standing policy against using the hall on yom tov. They offered alternative dates but none within our tight timeframe. NIF Australia is grateful to Newtown Synagogue for their principled support on many occasions and this particular event has therefore been moved to Annandale Neighbourhood Centre.
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