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Saturday, August 27

7:30pm AEST

Israel’s battle lines

There's Lebanon to the north, Gaza to the south, and Iran looming in the background. Social divides with the Ultra-Orthodox, corruption, and a feeling that the country is leaderless. It seems that Israel is never without a multitude of external and internal challenges. A political activist who defies stereotypes, and an experienced journalist who tells it as it is, discuss the biggest issues confronting Israel – inside and out – and how she might possibly triumph on these explosive battle fronts.

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Debbie Whitmont

Debbie Whitmont, a lawyer by training, first joined Four Corners as a researcher in 1986 and later became a producer, associate producer and reporter  which is her current role. As a producer she won the Gold Medal at the New York Film Festival and was nominated for an Emmy Award... Read More →

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Matti Friedman

Matti was born in Toronto and now lives in Jerusalem.  His first book, The Aleppo Codex, won the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize, America’s premier Jewish writing award. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and Tablet Magazine. Two essays about... Read More →
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Rabbi Dov Lipman

Dov Lipman served as a member of Knesset (2013-2015) with the Yesh Atid party. He is currently  the Director of Public Diplomacy in the Vice-Chairman's office of the World Zionist Organization. Dov is an educator, author, and community activist in Bet Shemesh where he lives with... Read More →

Saturday August 27, 2016 7:30pm - 8:40pm AEST
Bondi Pavilion Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

9:00pm AEST

The music of poetry: Performing Yehuda Amichai

Modern Israel’s most beloved poet, Yehuda Amichai, is brought to life like you’ve never heard before. Cellist and composer Adi Sappir and author Lee Kofman offer a stirring, musical rendering of Amichai’s poetry. Weaving the personal and the universal, the sensual and the theological, Amichai inspired international acclaim with his original, accessible and moving verses. This performance illuminates the soul of a poet and a nation, and uplifts audiences anew. 

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Lee Kofman

Lee Kofman is the author of four books, including the memoir The Dangerous Bride and co-editor of Rebellious Daughters, an anthology of memoirs by prominent Australian writers. Her short works have been widely published in Australia, UK, Scotland, Israel, Canada and US, including... Read More →
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Adi Sappir

Adi is a Melbourne based Israeli cellist and vocalist who delivers a musical fusion of  ‘East meets West’. She composes lyrical stories which reflect her cultural background and personal experience and  is well known for combining her music with different art forms creating... Read More →

Saturday August 27, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm AEST
Bondi Pavilion Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026