On Friday (22.2), more than 100 attendees found themselves in the Tel Avivian Tzavta theatre to see the presentation of Rami Livni’s book “The End of Hebrewness – Why Israel is not in a Crises, but in the Midst of a Revolution”.
Rami Livni, a publicist, former politician and founder of the renowned “Politikva” course, has written an analysis that is critical of Israeli society and dissects in which direction Israel is moving and why. Thereby, the author examines worrisome developments and asks provocative questions such as “Why has the topic of peace been removed from public discourse?”, “Why is Israel becoming more religious?”, “Why has the concept of a social melting pot failed?” and “Which solutions does the left have to counter such developments?”.
Those and other questions were also considered in a podium discussion with well-known public figures such as author A.B Yehoshua, the former ministers Yossi Beilin and Yuli Tamir as well as the highly-regarded journalist and publicist Avi Shilon. Alon Oleartchik, an icon of Israeli music in the 70s and 80s accompanied the event with stimulating music that evoked nostalgic feelings in the audience. Despite the challenging topic, the book presentation was characterized by optimism, especially when strategies for a political change were drawn up and discussed.
Program of the event:
Panel discussion with the participation of former ministers Prof. Yuli Tamir and Dr. Yossi Beilin as well as historian Dr. Avi Shilon.
Moderation: Linoy Bar-Geffen
Musical performance: Alon Oleartchik