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Sunday, June 9 • 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Israeli political activism and the social media revolution

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Mickey Gitzin, the director of Israel Hofshit (Be Free Israel), is one of Israel's most savvy political activists. With a few clicks of the button, his movement has compelled thousands into the streets to protest against Israel's close relationship between religion and state, Israel Defence Force (IDF) exemptions for the Haredim (Ultra-Orthodox) and the victimisation of a young girl on a bus by Haredim for dressing 'immodestly'. In this session, he'll explore the power of the young generations in forcing political change, organised through the power of their e-voices.

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Mickey Gitzin

Mickey Gitzin is the Executive Director of Israel Hofshit ('Be Free Israel'), a grassroots organization that aims to influence public opinion and policy making on the issues of religion and state in Israel. Previously Mickey was the spokesperson of MK Ilan Gilon (Meretz). He was also a Project Director at European Friends of Israel and worked as the Associate Director of 'Festival Beshekel', which works to develop avenues for cultural and... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Scientia Building Ritchie Theatre

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