"Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Perspective: Identity, Narrative, and Legal Obstacles" - New Israel Fund Australia

"Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Perspective: Identity, Narrative, and Legal Obstacles"

Thu 30 Jan 2014 at 8pm - 9:30pm

Moishe House
4 Fosbery Ave
Caulfield North VIC 3161

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Contact Liam Getreu ( 0413 374 401) for more information.

HassanAfter a false start last year, we're glad to have a new date for our event with Hassan Jabbered, the founder and director of Palestinian-Israeli legal centre, and NIF grantee, Adalah. NIForum and Moishe House are glad to host this event on Thursday January 30th.

Hassan is one of Israel’s most respected human rights lawyers in Israel. He has extensive experience in litigating landmark constitutional law cases before the Israeli Supreme Court, including representing Arab political parties and leaders in elections disqualification cases and in political-criminal cases, challenging laws that prohibit Arab family unification in Israel, and those that ban Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza from obtaining damages from Israeli security forces.

Hassan will join us by video from his office in Haifa, and will speak to the topic, “Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Perspective: Identity, Narrative, and Legal Obstacles”.

You can pre-pay your $5 event fee below by credit card. We'll have some beer and chips for you to enjoy.

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Recently, American writer Peter Beinart, in his essay, “The American Jewish Cocoon”, argued that American Jews have walled themselves off and created an intellectual isolation by not actively engaging with Palestinians. It is a compelling article and well worth reading.

We want to make sure that isolation doesn’t exist within NIF Australia and in our community. Israel’s 20% Palestinian citizens are an integral part of the social makeup of the country. We need to understand why Israel’s Arab citizens are not prepared to fully subscribe to the idea of a Jewish-democratic state, and we should accept that part of any democratic society is the right to freely express dissent.

Israel’s former Deputy Attorney General Yehudit Karp wrote a very interesting article last year about Adalah, which references a number of the organisation’s past cases, as well as the crucial role of legal advocacy on behalf of minorities in a democracy.

It’s rare that we get the opportunity to directly converse with one of Israel’s most prominent Palestinians, so we hope you will join us.

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And a word about Moishe House for those who are not yet acquainted - Moishe House’s mission is “to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for young adults around the world by supporting leaders in their 20's as they create vibrant home-based Jewish communities.” Moishe House envisions itself as the global leader of pluralistic Jewish life for adults in their 20's. Moishe House facilitates a wide range of experiences so that young adults have the leadership, knowledge and community to enrich their Jewish journeys.

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Pre-pay tickets are no longer available. You can still pay your entry fee on the night.

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