Top speakers at our ‘judicial reform’ Zoom Posted September 4, 2023 by Lawrence Joffe


Meretz UK and Defend Israeli Democracy UK are delighted to host three outstanding Israeli speakers at our 5 September Zoom event

Behind The Legislation: Reasons and Motivations for the ׳Reforms׳ in Israel

Noa Landau


Noa Landau

Landau is the Deputy Editor of Haaretz, the country’s oldest leading daily newspaper, and is a member of the publication’s editorial board.

Before this, she served as head of the paper’s news department and editor of Haaretz English edition. Before joining Haaretz in 2009, Landau worked as a news reporter and editor for various Israeli news outlets including Galei-Tzahal, Channel 10 and Maariv and was a founding member of the first Women Journalists Forum in the country.

She is also a member of the Reuters Institute advisory board and recently spoke about Israel’s historic protests at Oxford University.


Alon-Lee Green

A political and social activist and the co-national director of the Jewish-Arab movement Standing Together (עומדים ביחד نقف معًا) alongside Rula Daood. He worked in the Israeli parliament (the Knesset) as a political adviser, formed and organized the first waiters union in Israel and led demonstrations and struggles for equality, social justice, and against racism and the occupation.

In summer 2011 Alon-Lee was one of the leaders of the Israeli social protest. This year Standing Togather organised the first demonstration against the government’s reforms. Alon-Lee is also an Atlantic Fellow.

Hilla Peer

Hila Pe’er

Chairwoman of Aguda – The Association for LGBTQ+ Equality in Israel. As part of her position, she leads the legislative efforts and parliament work to achieve equality for the LGBTQ+ community. Many of their hard-won rights are under threat from the current bigoted government.

A candidate for 2021 Knesset elections, Hila has been a key speaker at many anti-reform rallies. She also works on a unique project called Dream Doctors, a non-profit organization that operates medical clowns in hospitals across Israel.