Panel Discussion: Israel As a Shared Society for it Jewish and Arab Citizens - October 11th






The Abraham Fund Initiatives

The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs

American Jewish Committee




Three Israelis: Jewish, Muslim, and Christian

Discussing Israel As a Shared Society for its Jewish and Arab Citizens

It’s rare that American audiences get to meet and hear from Israeli lay leaders, particularly Arab and Jewish coexistence activists, unless they travel to Israel.  Please join us to hear from three dynamic Israeli advocates, Jewish, Muslim and Christian as they discuss their perspectives on what many consider Israel’s most critical domestic issue: the challenge of realizing a shared society for all of Israel’s citizens. They’ll speak to their feelings, why they are personally involved, their visions for achieving success, and how they feel about prospects for the future of Israel.   

The Panel

Orna Lin is one of Israel’s top attorneys and the first woman elected to Chair The Israel Bar Association Council. Founder of her own law firm, she is a noted expert on gender rights, civil rights, labor law and equal opportunity.

Eman Kassem is one of Israel’s top Arabic language journalists. For the last 20 years she has been an Arabic radio broadcaster on Israel’s Kol Yisrael/ Voice of Israel radio network since and is recognized as one of the leading Arab broadcasters in the Middle East.

Dr. Ghalib Masalha is an administrator for Kupat Cholim, Israel’s national health care system. In addition to his medical degree specializing in family medicine, he also holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University.


UJA-Federation of New York

130 East 59th Street, Room 710

Monday, October 11th, 6:00-7:30pm (Light refreshments will be served)

Rsvp to: Angie Smith at
or 212-661-7770 ext. 200 by Thursday, October 7th