[Video] Imagining the Way(s) Forward — PART 2: Jewish Israeli Thought Leaders


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The Foundation for Middle East Peace invites you to a webinar series:

Palestine/Israel, Israel/Palestine — Imagining the Way(s) Forward

PART 2: Jewish-Israeli Thought Leaders

Wednesday, July 29th

11am – 12:15 EDT


Rachel Beitarie (Zochrot)

Orly Noy (Local Call)

Meron Rapoport (A Land for All/Two States One Homeland)

 Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin 

Moderated by

Dr. Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)

After more than 70 years since the founding of the state of Israel and dispersal and dispossession of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, more than 50 years of occupation and de facto annexation, and more than 25 years since the Oslo Accords, there is a critical need for thinking that moves beyond failed paradigms and challenges status quo assumptions.

The Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) invites you to join us for two-part webinar series (via Zoom) featuring leading Palestinian and Jewish Israeli thought leaders who are exploring different paths toward an equitable, safe, and just future for Palestinians and Israelis, and whose ideas can change the debate and inform policy and opinion shapers in Israel, Palestine, the U.S., and beyond.

Join us to listen to and engage these Palestinian and Israeli thought-leaders as they discuss the ideas for new and frameworks and tools needed to imagine and enact a different and more just future.

PLEASE NOTE: This is Part 2 of a 2-part series. You can watch a video recording of “Part 1: Palestinian Thought leaders” online here.

Panelist Biographies

Rachel Beitarie is a the director of Zochrot and a feminist political activist. She was co-founder of PSee, an independent feminist media organization, and media coordinator at Gisha – Legal center for freedom of movement.  As a journalist for several news organizations, Rachel covered human rights and political and social issues in China as a Beijing based reporter. She earned an LLB from Tel Aviv university.

Orly Noy is a journalist, translator of Farsi literature into Hebrew, and political and Mizrahi activist. She is an editor at Local Call, member of B’Tselem’s Executive Board and an activist with the Balad political party.

Meron Rapoport is an award winning Israeli journalist who writes for Local Call / 972+ Magazine and collaborates with Middle East Eye. He is one of the founders of A Land for All/Two States One Homeland, an Israeli Palestinian movement promoting a confederative solution between an independent Palestine and an independent Israel.

Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin is a leading international public opinion analyst and strategic consultant specializing in progressive causes, political and social campaigns in over 15 countries, including new/transitional democracies and peace/conflict research in Israel, with expertise in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She works for a wide range of local and international organizations dealing with Israeli-Palestinian conflict issues, human rights, peacemaking, democracy, religious identity, and internal social issues. Dahlia holds a PhD in political science from TAU, co-hosts The Tel Aviv Review podcast, and is currently a policy fellow at the Century Foundation.

Sarah Anne Minkin, PhDis an expert on the intersection between Israeli civil society and Palestinian civil and human rights advocacy as well as the ways that American Jews approach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With the Foundation for Middle East Peace, Sarah Anne works to deepen FMEP’s relationships with existing and potential grantees and build relationships with new philanthropic partners. She is a lecturer at the University of San Francisco and an affiliated faculty member at University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Right-Wing Studies. She earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley for research focusing on ethnic and religious identity, nationalism, and American Jews’ relationships with Israel.