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Democracy in the Balance: Human Rights Defenders in Israel in the Age of Occupation with Michael Sfard in SF

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Democracy in the Balance: Human Rights Defenders in Israel
In the Age of Occupation

A Conversation with Leading Israeli Human Rights Attorney Michael Sfard
Justice Anthony Kline, Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeal

Moderated by NIF Regional Council Member Robert Rubin


Wednesday, January 18 at 12:00pm
Hosted in downtown San Francisco (address provided upon RSVP)
Cost: $10 for lunch

This program qualifies for California General CLE credit

Attorney Michael Sfard represents many of Israel’s leading human and civil rights organizations, and as a prominent anti-Occupation voice in the public sphere, he has been the target of more than one smear campaign. Sfard will discuss the role of Israel’s human rights defenders through the lens of the 50th anniversary of the Occupation, the election of Donald Trump, and the continuing dominance of the right wing in Israel. We’ll also learn what Americans can do to support Israeli human rights efforts, and Sfard’s vision for Israel’s future direction. A profile of Michael Sfard in the New York Times is here.

Sfard will be in conversation with Justice Anthony Kline, long considered one of the brightest minds on the California Court of Appeal. More on Justice Kline here.

About the New Israel Fund
The New Israel Fund is the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. Learn more at

Can’t make it? Don’t worry! We’re hosting another event with Michael Sfard
on Tuesday, January 17, at 7:00 pm in Marin County.

Find out more by clicking here!


January 18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Address upon RSVP


NIF San Francisco