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Join us on Wednesday, July 22, at 19:30 Jerusalem Time for our webinar "Second Class by Law: Challenging Two Years of Nation State Law Through Solidarity."
Marking two years since the enactment of the Nation-State Law, our discussion will focus on exploring the ramifications of the Nation-State Law over the past two years on the Palestinian Arab community and other marginalized groups in Israel. It will also explore how Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel and other marginalized groups continue to challenge the discriminatory law by building solidarity between them. Click here to register!

Meet Our Speakers

Orly Noy journalist, translator of Farsi literature into Hebrew and political and Mizrahi activist. Editor at Local Call website, member of B’Tselem’s executive board and an activist with the Balad political party.

Dr. Morad Elsana is a research scholar and professional teacher at the American University (DC). Prior, he had served as a visiting assistant professor of law at the Californian Western School of Law, fellow of the Israel Institute. Dr. Elsana holds a Doctorate degree in Juridical Science from the Washington College of Law. Elsana is the recipient of several prestigious fellowships such as The Fulbright Outreach fellowship; The NIF Civil Rights Leadership fellowship; and the McGill University “Middle East Program for Civil Society & Peace Building” fellowship. His research focuses on human rights, indigenous peoples’ rights, legal pluralism comparative law, racial justice, and the Arab Minority in Israel.

Netta Amar-Shiff is an Israeli Jewish-Yemenite human rights lawyer specializing in the rights of Palestinians in the occupied territory, especially in issues relating to house demolitions, forcible displacement. She is a radical Mizrahi feminist, a mother of four, and is a doctorate student at the Geography and Environmental Development Department at the Ben-Gurion University. She was the co-founder of the Democratic-Mizrahi Rainbow and Achoti-Sister in the mid-1990s - early 2000s and has worked with both local and international organizations including the United Nations. In 2019 she wrote the Mizrahi petition against the Nation-State Law, and will litigate the case scheduled to be heard in the Israeli High Court of Justice on November 17, 2020.

Jafar Farah, our moderator, is the Founder and Head of the Mossawa Center - the Advocacy Center for Palestinian Arab Citizens in Israel. Farah is a long-time advocate and activist for civil rights for the Arab community in Israel. As a community organizer and activist, he was involved in establishing several organizations such as I'lam, ACAP (Arab Center for Alternative Planning) and the follow up committee for Arab education. He continues to write articles that are published regularly in the Hebrew and Arabic press. He is one of the founders of the first Arab-language television station in Israel, Hala TV.

Let us know if you have any questions you would like us to ask our panelists.

Hope to see you soon!

Suha Salman Mousa
Mossawa Center Executive Director
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