Limmud Oz Melbourne is on again this weekend, and we thought we'd share with you just a few of the 150+ sessions that might be of particular interest to NIF supporters and donors.
"Moving Past Controversy: A 101 On The Human Rights Landscape in Israel" – Sunday, 1:30pm – Our Naomi Chazan Fellows Chantal Tanner and Eli Oshorov explore the diverse range of organisations working to further equality and democracy in Israel.
"What's Left of the Left?" – Sunday, 2:45pm – A Q&A with Mira Sucharov, columnist for Haaretz, and Eli Oshorov, one of NIF's Naomi Chazan Fellows, on the state of politics in Israel, and the opportunities, strategies and challenges for the left going forward.
"Red Lines: drawing the lines around community conversations on Israel" – Monday, 11am – A panel with Jeremy Jones, former NIF president Robin Margo, Haaretz columnist Mira Sucharov, and entrepreneur Evan Thornley, on the way Israel is discussed in the Australian Jewish community.
"Israel's democracy in decline: real issue or liberal hand wringing?" – Saturday, 5:10pm – What are the measures of a healthy democracy, how does Israel fare, and what is the trajectory? A panel with The Times of Israel's Haviv Rettig Gur, Haaretz columnist Mira Sucharov, and academic Dashiel Lawrence.
"Jewish media: what's happening and what's next?" – Saturday, 7:45pm – Jewish Daily Forward editor Jane Eisner and former Age editor Michael Gawenda in conversation about the future of newspapers, the role of Jewish media and what lies ahead for newspapers.
"The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and the demonisation of Jewish supporters of Israel" – Monday, 12:15pm – A progressive critique of the BDS movement with Philip Mendes.
"If not two states, what? If not negotiations, how?" – Monday, 6:45pm – An update on the current status of negotiations between Israels and Palestinians with Ameinu Australia President Johnny Baker, Times of Israel writer Haviv Rettig Gur and Haaretz columnist Mira Sucharov.
We hope you enjoy the conference!