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EVENT: The Authoritarian Tide and the Occupation

  • NYU Kimmel Center 60 Washington Square South New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

EVENT: The Authoritarian Tide and the Occupation

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WHEN: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 7-9 PM
WHERE: NYU Kimmel Center 60 Washington Square South NY NY

Benjamin Netanyahu is strengthening his alliances with Viktor Orban, Rodrigo Duterte, Jair Bolsonar, and, of course, Donald Trump. Can cross-border alliances counter the winds of authoritarianism? How can independent media harness the opportunities presented by an upended status quo to create change on the ground? And what can American activists do about it all?

Democratic institutions in Israel have always faced strains. Today, however, they are imperiled.

Dissent is policed through blacklists, travel bans, and government campaigns against human rights groups. Protests against the occupation are increasingly coming under oppression, especially when the protesters are Palestinian. The country’s once-lively media is becoming susceptible to the pressures of its main antagonist, Benjamin Netanyahu. The recent Nation-State Law formalizes Jewish supremacy. 


HENRIETTE CHACAR is an editor at +972 Magazine focusing on Arab-Palestinian news. She’s a Palestinian citizen of Israel from Jaffa. Henriette is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and has worked for the Mount Desert Islander, PBS Frontline, and The Intercept.

HAGGAI MATAR is the Executive Director of +972 Magazine. Haggai is an award-winning journalist and political activist. Before his current position he had written for Ha'aretz, The Forward and other outlets. Haggai is also a board member of the Journalists' Union in Israel, and was head of the Ma'ariv Journalists' Committee. 

+972 Magazine is an independent Israeli and Palestinian media outlet, committed to human rights, democracy, social justice and ending the Israeli occupation.