Evening with MKs Mossi Raz and Gilad Kariv
Time: 7.30 pm till 9.00 pm UK time
Location: Zoom Webinar
Labour and Meretz in the New Israeli Government
Change on the Horizon?
With MKs Mossi Raz (r) and Gilad Kariv (l)
Sunday 4 July 2021, starting 7.30 pm UK time
Co-hosted by Meretz UK and Jewish Labour Movement
To register please email Meretz UK
or view on JLM Facebook Live
With Labour and Meretz in the new Israeli ruling coalition, June, we are very pleased to invite you to hear directly from Gilad Kariv MK (Labor) and Mossi Raz MK (Meretz). The pair will discuss changes they would like to make, and the challenges the new administration faces.
This is a joint Jewish Labour Movement and Meretz UK event. Our meeting will run for one and a half hours, which leaves ample time for you to pose questions of your own!
Note: start time set back to 7.30 pm UK since previous announcements
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Mossi Raz is a long-serving Meretz MK and activist. Born in Jerusalem to Kurdish-Jewish parents, educated at the Hebrew University, he served as unit commander in the IDF and was secretary general of Peace Now for six years. Raz was founder-director of the Jerusalem-centred Israeli-Palestinian NGO Ir Shalem, and co-director of All for Peace radio station which broadcasts out of Ramallah.
He is also a prominent activist for Jewish-Arab partnership and during 2015-17, just before entering the 20th Knesset, he served as Meretz secretary general. In 2018 he and fellow Meretz MK, Michal Rozin, flew to Rwanda to “expose” the Likud government’s migrant deportation plan.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1973, Gilad is the first Reform rabbi in the Knesset and has served as the director of the Reform Movement in Israel. Educated in law and Jewish studies, he is active on issues surrounding religious pluralism, human rights, gender equity and constitutional reform.
Gilad lives with his wife and three children in Givatayim. He is a past director of the Israel Religious Action Centre and has been active in several past Knesset committees. Most recently he was appointed Chair of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, and is also a member of the Finance Committee.
The Jewish Labour Movement was established in 1903 as Poale Zion פועלי ציון and affiliated to the Labour Party in 1920. JLM is a membership organisation which runs events for members, campaigns for the Labour Party and was instrumental in challenging antisemitism in the Labour Party in recent years. JLM is affiliated to both Labor, Israel’s leading party 1949-77, and Meretz.
Meretz UK is a membership-led organisation that is part of the worldwide Meretz Movement. The Israeli party of that name grew out of Mapam, founded in 1949, as well as Ratz and part of Shinui. Meretz overall represents a platform of social democracy, civil libertarianism, environmental issues, progressive labour Zionism, gender equality, LGBT issues, peace and secularism – while defending the rights of religious women and religious minorities.