"The West Bank: Reverberating Through Israeli Democracy for 47 Years"
NIF Australia invites supporters of NIF in their 20s and 30s to an event with
in conversation with Israeli journalist Akiva Eldar
Talia is one of the most prominent voices for human rights and peace in Israel. A former attorney, in 2005, Talia wrote the “Sasson Report” for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a legal opinion on the status of illegal settlements in the West Bank. Talia is on the board of the Council for Peace and Security, the steering committee of the Geneva Initiative and is the incoming president of the New Israel Fund.
“The West Bank: Reverberating Through Israeli Democracy for 47 Years”
Followed by a Q&A and discussion
Talia Sasson is a board member in the Council for Peace and Security, a member of the Geneva Initiative’s steering committee, Yesh Din’s Public Council, and serves as counsel for various other NGOs in Israel. From 2004 to 2010, Talia taught a course on "Defences through law on democracy in Israel" in the faculty of law at Tel Aviv University as adjunct professor.
From 1979 to February 2004 she worked in the State Attorney’s office, and from 1989 to 1993 she headed the Civil Department in the Jerusalem district attorney. Between 1996 and 2004, she headed the Special Tasks Division of the State Attorney’s office. In that role she represented the government of Israel in the Supreme Court for 13 years in civil, criminal, constitutional and administrative cases and was involved also with different security and military issues.
Akiva Eldar is a columnist for Al-Monitor’s Israel Pulse. He was formerly a senior columnist and editorial writer for Haaretz and also served as the Hebrew daily’s US bureau chief and diplomatic correspondent. His most recent book (with Idith Zertal), Lords of the Land, on the Jewish settlements, was on the best-seller list in Israel. In 2006, the Financial Times named him among the world’s most influential commentators. He received the annual “Search for Common Ground” award for Middle East journalism and the Peace through Media Award of the International Council for Press and Broadcasting.
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