General Assembly: Israel's Democracy in the Headlines: Perce...

General Assembly: Israel's Democracy in the Headlines: Perceptions and Realities

Nov 13, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues & JFNA's Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society present:

Israel's Democracy in the Headlines: Perceptions and Realities

A General Assembly session on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:45-12:15

Being a light unto the nations is not an easy task. Israel faces unique challenges and opportunities with balancing its commitment to a unique Jewish heritage and universal democratic principles. Issues related to the protection of human/civil rights, Jewish-Arab relations, respect for minorities, women and religious pluralism have been headlining the news and impacting public discourse. Join us in exploring some perceptions and realities of the current political and social landscape from Israel's top experts including surprising findings from IDI's public opinion research and implications of recent events and trends for shaping the democratic character of the State.

Moderator: Terry M. Rubinstein -- Served as Executive Vice President of the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds from 1998-2011. Current board activities include, Hazelden Foundation board of trustees (secretary), The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Endowment Trust (secretary), and the Leadership Council of Repair the World, of which Terry was a founding member.


Dr. Arye Carmon - President and Founder of the Israel Democracy Institute. One of Israel's foremost experts on political reform, Dr. Carmon received the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2009 on behalf of IDI. 

Dr. Dalia Fadila -- Provost, Al-Qasemi Academy, an Arab college of Education in Israel. She is also a fellow member of the EU Visitors Program and IPPA - the Israeli Association for Organizational Development.

Rabbi Professor Naftali Rothenberg -- Senior Research Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute is a laureate of the Liefhaber Prize for the encouragement of religious tolerance in Israel.