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Sunday, June 16 • 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Understanding Israel's elections: the past and present

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The Israeli election season has come and gone ... or so we thought! With a second-round of elections being called, what does it mean for Diaspora Jews? Some analysts are concerned that liberal Diaspora Jews will become disaffected with Israeli politics. Join our all-star panel as they analyse the election results and the upcoming election from the perspective of Diaspora Jewry. What would a Netanyahu victory mean for IsraelDiaspora relations? Are we heading towards a rift? What does all of this mean for Australian Jewry?

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Joanna Kalowski

Joanna is the daughter of refugees from Germany, Rose and Martin Ball, and grew up in an observant family with strong links to Israel. She is a mediator and judicial educator with a lifelong commitment to social justice and human rights.

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Dan Feferman

Israeli analyst, Jewish People Policy Institute
Dan is a Major (res.) in the IDF who served as a foreign policy and national security analyst in the IDF General Staff and as commander in an elite intelligence unit of AMAN's Research and Analysis Division. He is a fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, a leading think-tank... Read More →
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Yair Rosenberg

Senior writer, Tablet Magazine
Yair is a senior writer at Tablet Magazine, where he covers the intersection of politics, culture, and religion. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The Guardian and his writings have received awards from the Religion... Read More →
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Liam Getreu

Executive director, New Israel Fund Australia
Liam is executive director of New Israel Fund Australia, a former national chair of the Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) and the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS), and a graduate of Bialik College and Habonim Dror. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Middle East Studies... Read More →
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Jeremy Leibler

President, Zionist Federation of Australia
Jeremy is President of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA), which is an elected and representative roof body of the Jewish community committed to advocating for Israel. He is also Deputy Chairman of Leibler Yavneh College. In his spare time, Jeremy is a partner at Arnold Bloch... Read More →

Sunday June 16, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PDT
Room 6