Israeli Elections: What Next For Israel-Palestine
Featuring Gideon Levy
Thursday, March 26 (7:00 pm)
Telus Building Room 150
(Corner of 111 Street & 87 Avenue, University of Alberta Campus)
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Renowned Israeli author and human rights journalist Gideon Levy will be coming to Canada just days after the Israeli elections, and will speak about the Palestine-Israel conflict in light of the election results.
The Edmonton event of the tour is co-sponsored by the University of Alberta Department of Political Science, Independent Jewish Voices – Edmonton, and CJPME.
About Gideon Levy
Gideon Levy is both a long-time journalist with Haaretz, as well as a member of its editorial board. Levy has won journalism awards, including the Emil Grunzweig Human Rights Award in 1996 by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Anna Lindh foundation journalism award in 2008 for an article he wrote about Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces, and the Peace Through Media Award in 2012. He has been described as “a powerful liberal voice” by The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and praised by Johann Hari of The Independent as “the heroic Israeli journalist.” Literary critic Nicholas Lezard described him as “an Israeli dedicated to saving his country’s honour,” and he has also been profiled in Le Monde and Der Spiegel. Mr. Levy made international news in December when he was detained for a day or two by Israeli security forces as he was crossing between the West Bank and Israel.