Live Israeli election coverage on J-Wire

March 12, 2015 by J-Wire News Service
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J-Wire  will present Shalom Hartman Institute President Donniel Hartman and iEngage Project Fellow and prizewinning author Yossi Klein Halevi in a live Election Day webinar program from Jerusalem on March 17.

Yossi Klein Halevi

Yossi Klein Halevi

The program will begin one-half hour before the Israeli polls close at 9:30 pm Israel time [6:30am in ACT/NSW/VIC 3:30am WA, 5:30am QLD and 8:30am NZ].

Donniel and Yossi will report the election results one-half-hour into the show, shortly after the polls close, analyze the outcome, discuss what the results may mean for Israel and world Jewry, and field audience questions.

Viewers can post advance questions for Donniel and Yossi at During the program, send direct messages to the Hartman Institute Twitter account (@hartman_inst) or visit the Institute Facebook page. Preference will be given to viewers from communities that embed the program on their website.

Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, and the Director of the Institute’s iEngage Project. He has a Ph.D. in Jewish philosophy from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a Master of Arts in political philosophy from New York University, a Master of Arts in religion from Temple University, and Rabbinic ordination from the Shalom Hartman Institute.

His new book, Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself, is scheduled for publication by Beacon Press in February 2016. He is currently working on his next book, which is entitled, Who Are The Jews: Healing A Divided People.

Yossi Klein Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, a member of the Institute’s iEngage Project, co-director of the Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative, and a prizewinning author. His most recent book, Like Dreamers: The Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation, won the Jewish Book Council’s Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award for 2013.

Yossi is a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of leading North American newspapers. He is active in reconciliation efforts between Muslims and Jews and serves as Chairman of Open House, an Arab-Jewish coexistence center in the town of Ramle, near Tel Aviv.


The Shalom Hartman Institute is a pluralistic center of research and education in Israel and North America. Through innovative research and the most extensive and intensive training and enrichment programs for professional and lay leaders in the Jewish world, we are reshaping the conversation about Judaism and Israel, and laying the foundation for a vibrant Jewish life in the 21st century.

Our work focuses on five areas of concern–Judaism and modernity, religious pluralism, Judaism and democracy in Israel, the relationship between Israel and world Jewry, and the relationship between Judaism and other faith communities.

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