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Partners in Courage

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Bram and Bluma Appel Salon

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Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

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Every day, extraordinary and committed people devote themselves to creating a more just and equal society in Israel.


Meet three individuals whose powerful work alters the way we see and understand social change in Israel. Ayelet Waldman, writer and editor of Kingdom of Olives and Ash; Mutasim Ali, leading activist of Israel's African asylum seeker community; and Peter Beinart, well-known political commentator and author of The Crisis of Zionism will join us for this seventh annual Shira Herzog Symposium.


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AYELET WALDMAN is the author of A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, the novels Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter's Keeper, as well as of the essay collection Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace and the Mommy-Track Mystery series. She is the editor of Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons and of the forthcoming Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation. She was a Federal public defender and an adjunct professor at the UC Berkeley law school where she developed and taught a course on the legal implications of the War on Drugs. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, Michael Chabon, and their four children.


PETER BEINART is Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York. He is also a Contributor to The Atlantic, a Senior Columnist at The Forward, a CNN Political Commentator, and a Fellow at The Foundation for Middle East Peace.

His first book, The Good Fight, was published by HarperCollins in 2006. His second book, The Icarus Syndrome, was published by HarperCollins in 2010. His third, The Crisis of Zionism, was published by Times Books in 2012.

Beinart has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic, Newsweek, Slate, Reader’s Digest, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Polity: the Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Studies Association. The Week magazine named him columnist of the year for 2004. In 2005, he gave the Theodore H. White lecture at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

He has appeared on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “Charlie Rose,” “Meet the Press,” “The Colbert Report” and many other television programs. Beinart graduated from Yale University, winning a Rhodes scholarship for graduate study at Oxford University. After graduating from University College, Oxford, Beinart became The New Republic’s managing editor in 1995. He became senior editor in 1997, and from 1999 to 2006 served as the magazine’s Editor.


MUTASIM ALI is a leading activist and advocate for African asylum seekers in Israel and is the former Executive Director of the African Refugee Development Center in Tel Aviv. He is the first Sudanese national to have been awarded refugee status in Israel. In Sudan, Ali’s political activity included organizing and attending nonviolent protests; disseminating information about the situation in Sudan, and especially the government’s treatment of Darfur residents; and calling for international intervention on Darfur’s behalf. Because of this activity, the Sudanese government detained him without trial several times, held him in isolation and tortured him. He now uses his newly attained refugee status to educate the public about the bloodshed in Darfur and to advocate for the rights of his fellow asylum seekers in Israel.

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