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April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Israel at 70: Current Challenges and Prospects for Change
Featuring Amir Tibon, Haaretz Correspondent in Washington, DC
Sunday, April 22nd
At the home of Russ Linden and Jackie Lichtman
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Join the New Israel Fund for a special dessert reception and conversation with award-winning journalist and Haaretz correspondent in Washington, DC, Amir Tibon.
As the state of Israel celebrates 70 years of independence, Amir will share with us an overview of the current political and social reality on the ground. We will hear about the challenges as well as positive developments and opportunities of the present moment and discuss how those affect Israelis and supporters of Israel worldwide.
About the Speaker
Amir Tibon is an Israeli journalist who is currently the Washington, D.C. correspondent for Haaretz Newspaper. From 2013 to 2016, he was the diplomatic correspondent for Walla News, one of the largest news websites in Israel. His writings on Israel and the region have appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker, Politico Magazine, The Huffington Post, The American Interest, Tablet Magazine and The New Republic. An article he co-authored in 2014 about the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, was nominated in the U.S. for a National Magazine Award. His first book – a biography of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas – was published in July 2017.
The New Israel Fund is the leading organization advancing and defending democracy in Israel. Widely credited with building Israeli progressive civil society, NIF has provided hundreds of millions of dollars to more than 900 cutting-edge social change organizations since its inception in 1979. From supporting the establishment of Israel’s first rape crisis centers and seed-funding the first LGBT organizations in Israel, to being one of the first to back the struggle of the Bedouin community in the Negev and fund refugee aid organizations in Tel Aviv, NIF has empowered Israeli activists and marginalized groups to organize and has played a leading role in facilitating many of the most ground-breaking achievements of civil society in Israel. More about NIF at www.nif.org.