Tickets: Orly Noy: A Mizrahi Response to Zionism
In July 2018 the Israeli Knesset passed a controversial Nation-State Law and on January 1, 2019, Orly Noy and approximately 50 other prominent Israeli Mizrahi Jews (Jews from Arab/Middle Eastern countries) filed a petition to the Israeli High Court of Justice against it. They stated that the Law “erases their cultural legacy and perpetuates injustices against both them and Palestinian citizens of Israel.”
Join us at this event on 10th July, when Orly will speak about the Nation-State Law, how it represents the existing inherent racism in Israel against Mizrahi Jews and Palestinians, and her visions for what a different future could look like.
Orly Noy, who will be visiting Australia for the first time, is a prominent journalist and activist. She is an editor at Local Call, an executive board member of B’Tselem and an activist with the Balad political party. She has previously been active with the Coalition of Women for Peace and the Mizrahi Democratic Rainbow. She is also a translator of poetry from Farsi to Hebrew.
This event takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people, of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge that their sovereignty has never been ceded and that reparations for colonisation have not been made.