NIF Australia to launch TV short course to better understand Israeli society

October 20, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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In addition to their successful hard-hitting political digital events, NIF Australia is to launch a five-part TV course to help Australians better connect with the dreams and fears of Israelis.

Ittay Flescher

Using clips from well-known dramas such as Fauda, Our Boys and The Jews are Coming, the course will delve into a number of current issues areas including racism, religious pluralism, the occupation and much more.

The course will run on Tuesday nights from 8pm-9:30pm from the 3 November-1 December.

It will be taught by former Melbourne Jewish educator Ittay Flescher. He is currently the education director at Kids4Peace Jerusalem, an interfaith movement for Israelis and Palestinians, and Jerusalem correspondent for Plu61J Media.

“We’ve had great success with our ongoing digital event series reaching thousands of people since the beginning of the year,” said NIF president Dr Ilana Snyder. “However, we miss the connections between our community that were possible in pre-COVID times,” adding, “We wanted to offer a smaller, interactive course where people could engage with ideas and deepen their understanding of what’s happening in Israeli society.” Each session will highlight an NIF grantee active in the issue area.

Earlier this year, NIF Australia offered an event featuring Shtisel star Neta Riskin (Giti), and Shtisel co-writer Yehonatan Indursky in conversation with ultra-Orthodox feminist activist Pnina Pfeuffer, attended by more than 1,000 people. “There is much quality Israeli cultural production today that offers an accessible way to discuss some of the complex issues facing Israeli society,” said Snyder.

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