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(NIF US) Standing Together: Arabs and Jews Choosing a Shared Future
November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join NIF in the US this Sunday for a virtual conversation with the leaders of Standing Together.
At a time of extreme tension and strife between the Palestinian Arab and Jewish communities in Israel, Sally Abed and Alon-Lee Green—the leaders of the Israeli Arab-Jewish grassroots movement Standing Together (Omdim Beyachad-Naqif Ma’an)—are as committed as ever to promoting a message of a shared, equal, and just society. Their voice and message are so critically important right now.
Please join NIF for a conversation with Sally Abed and Alon-Lee Green, leaders of Standing Together, moderated by NIF’s Libby Lenkinski, on Sunday, November 12 at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT/ 5 PM PT.
Sally Abed is a staff member and an elected national leader at Omdim Beyachad (Standing Together). In recent years, she has become a prominent progressive Palestinian voice in Israel. Sally is a recurring guest on the Promised Podcast and the Co-host of the new podcast Groundwork – a mini series co-sponsored by the New Israel Fund, about Palestinians and Jews refusing to accept the status quo and working together for change.
Alon-Lee Green is the National Co-Director and a founder of Omdim Beyachad (Standing Together), the Jewish-Arab grassroots movement that mobilizes people around issues of peace, equality and social justice. He got his start organizing Israel’s first trade union of waiters in a chain of coffee shops and went on to found Israel’s first National Waiters Union. Alon-Lee emerged as a prominent leader of Israel’s social protest movement in the summer of 2011, and subsequently served as a political adviser in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.
Libby Lenkinski is the Vice President for Public Engagement at the New Israel Fund, where she leads all aspects of NIF’s public efforts in the United States – including communications, digital, programs, events, leadership, community partnerships and engagement, New Generations and our fellowships. Prior to joining NIF, Libby lived and worked in the Israeli non-profit field for almost a decade. There she worked as Director of International Relations at the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and as a strategy consultant for human rights organizations like Yesh Din and Physicians for Human Rights, for documentary films including Budrus and The Law in These Parts, new media initiatives like +972 Magazine, and for progressive campaigns. She is a founding member of Zazim-Community Action and The Whistle. Currently, Libby serves on the board of Comet-ME, Hashomer Hatzair North America and is a NY co-chair for the Reboot Network. Libby is based in Brooklyn and travels to Israel-Palestine frequently.