On December 10, ARZENU hosted another successful webinar, this time about the upcoming Israeli election: Israel Election Punditry – led by Jeremy Leigh.
In case you missed it, you can listen to it online here.
Jeremy Leigh grew up in London where he was active in RSY-Netzer and from where he made aliyah in 1992. He has been living in Jerusalem ever since, teaching Jewish History and Israel Studies in a variety of institutions, including the Hebrew Union College. In addition to this, Jeremy runs 'Jewish Journeys', a project to develop intelligent travel programmes to Jewish destinations around the world.
About the webinar:
In 2009 the Holocaust Survivors Party teamed up with the Legalize Cannabis Party and between them won 2346 out of a total of 3.5 million votes cast. Furthermore, whilst twelve parties won seats in the Knesset, another twenty did not. What kind of system allows so many unrestrained voices access to the political system?
What better way to observe the real Israel than to watch it get ready for the festival of democracy called 'election time'?
In 2013, all indications point to a victory for the Right but as with many things Israeli, all is not what it seems. 'Right' is not necessarily 'Right' and anyway, polls appear to be bouncing around in their current predictions.
In this webinar, we will discuss the theory and practice of the Israeli elections. More importantly, we will use this as a springboard to our series on the inner realities of Israeli society.
This event was organized by ARZENU - The International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists.
Our thanks to ARZA Canada for its generosity in funding this series of webinars.