With opening remarks from Daniel Levy, NIF Board Member & Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Taskforce at the New America Foundation
Wednesday, April 25th 7:00 – 9:30 PM 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street NYC $25, includes snacks and one drink ticket RSVP here
The New Israel Fund and the 92YTribeca invite you to celebrate a year of exciting activism in Israel. Yom Ha’atzmaut reminds us to consider the values and vision enshrined in Israel’s Declaration of Independence 64 years ago, and rejoice in the progress Israel has made since.
This past year has seen an incredible expression of social activism in Israel. Israelis have taken to the streets and work hard every day to uphold the founding principles of equality and democracy. Hear from activists on the ground, explore and support their work on the following issues at interactive booths:
• Women’s rights • Socio-economic justice • Freedom to marry • Future of Jerusalem • Combatting extremism
About the Speaker:
Daniel Levy is a New Israel Fund Board Member and co-Director of the Middle East Taskforce at the New America Foundation. He is also a Senior Fellow at both the Century Foundation and the European Council of Foreign Relations and an editor of the Middle East Channel at foreignpolicy.com. During the Barak Government, he worked in the Prime Minister's Office as special adviser and head of the Jerusalem Affairs unit under Minister Haim Ramon. He also worked as senior policy adviser to former Israeli Minister of Justice, Yossi Beilin. He was a member of the official Israeli delegation to the Taba negotiations with the Palestinians in January 2001, and previously served on the negotiating team to the “Oslo B” Agreement from May to September 1995, under Prime Minister Rabin. Daniel was the lead Israeli drafter of the unofficial Geneva Initiative. He is also a founding member of J Street.