Last week, Israel’s Peace Now movement was again targeted by extreme right wing terrorists. First, they called in a bomb-threat to Peace Now’s Jerusalem offices. Then they spray-painted death threats at the home of Hagit Ofran, Peace Now’s Settlements Watch director. “Hagit Ofran, Rabin is waiting for you,” the terrorists wrote, referring to the late prime minister who was assassinated by a Jewish extremist sixteen years ago.
Hagit was the keynote speaker at Saturday night’s annual Tel Aviv rally commemorating the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, where she boldly told the crowd, ‘The answer to attempts to silence us is to shout louder.‘
APN will be holding a briefing call tomorrow featuring Hagit, who will talk about the attacks on Peace Now, as well as about government- and Knesset-led attempts to silence Peace Now and other components of Israel’s vibrant civil society. Hagit will also talk about her work at Peace Now and about the current trends in settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The call will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15th, at 12:00 pm Eastern Time.
To join the call dial 1-213-342-3000 and enter the passode 332479 and then press #.
Hagit Ofran is the director of Peace Now’s Settlement Watch project. Widely recognized as Israel’s foremost expert on settlements, her reporting and analysis on settlement construction and planning trends are considered the primary resources on the topic.
If you can’t join us on the phone, but still want to listen to a recording, please let me know. We’ll send you a link to a recording of the call as soon as it’s available.