The United Israel Appeal continues to do wonderful work for Israel. However the State of Israel treats Jews as either Orthodox or secular, and many Jews do not fit into these neat categories. This is where the Israeli Progressive Movement fills a very important need.
Aletia Dundas is a Quaker who is passionate about justice and peace. Her Masters degree was in Peace and Conflict studies. She recently spent 3 months with the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).
Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) are an international civilian group who join Palestinians and Israelis working in nonviolent ways for peace. Aletia will share some of what she witnessed during this time.
Michal Biran has been a Member of Knesset for the Labor Party in the 19th and 20th Knesset. She focuses on worker rights, pension policies, public healthcare systems, and the social services system.
Biran obtained her MA (cum laude) in Political Science from Tel-Aviv University. She wrote her thesis on broad pension policies in the neo-liberal era and prior to her election to the Knesset, she was director of Tel-Aviv University.
Nahed Odeh is a lawyer from East Jerusalem/Palestine, she is completing her PhD in Constitutional Law at UNSW. She is proposing a constitutional design for contemporary Palestine. The title of her thesis is ‘Constitutional Design Options for State Formation in Palestine’
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