June 6, 2021, 10:00 am
Join Anshe Emet as we welcome Ha’aretz journalist Amir Tibon and Thair Abu Ras, an Israeli Arab, in a discussion of Israel, post ceasefire. Where are we now, where are we going?
Amir Tibon is a senior editor and writer at Haaretz newspaper. From 2016 to 2020 he was the paper’s Washington correspondent, covering the White House, Congress and the U.S. Jewish community. Amir’s writing on Israel and the Middle East has appeared in The Atlantic, the New Yorker, Foreign Affairs and other leading U.S. publications. His first book, a biography of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, came out in 2017. Amir currently lives in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, the closest place in Israel to Gaza, with his wife and daughter.
Thair Abu Ras is a PhD Candidate at the department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland and a fellow at the Gildenhorn institute for Israel studies at the University of Maryland. Thair holds a Master’s degree from the University of Houston and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Haifa. For many years, Thair worked in both Israeli civil society and government focusing on equal employment opportunities and political representation for the Arab community in the public sector in Israel.