What’s New at Metzilah?
Today it's clearer than ever : Israel must have a comprehensive immigration policy
In June of this year, MK Meir Sheetrit of the Kadima party put forward a Bill suggesting a full and comprehensive immigration policy for Israel. This bill is based on the Metzilah Center’s position paper "Managing Global Migration: A Proposal for Immigration Policy in Israel" by Shlomo Avineri , Liav Orgad, and Amnon Rubinstein from 2009. The bill has been signed by 28 MK's including MK Eitan Kabel from the Labor party.
MK Meir Sheetrit and Prof. Shlomo Avineri were interviewed on the Reshet Beit radio station on June 24th, 2012 for the program "Talking about Everything (Hakol Diburim)" with Yosi Hadar dealing with this issue.
Listen to interview here (in Hebrew)
New position paper: The Claim for Recognition for Israel as a Jewish State, written by Dr. Tal Becker
In late May we launched our latest position paper, a Hebrew version of The Claim for Recognition for Israel as a Jewish State, written by Dr. Tal Becker who has recently been appointed to be the deputy-chief legal advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In cooperation with Jerusalem’s Shalom Hartman Institute, Metzilah hosted an event debating the questions concerning Israel’s demand for Palestinian and international recognition of Israel’s character as a Jewish State in the framework of a possible peace agreement. Minister Benny Begin of the Likud party, son of the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin, joined Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, President of the Hartman Institute, and Dr. Becker who responded to their comments on his paper. Metzilah’s Academic Director, Dr. Doron Shultziner, chaired the panel. The event was advertised in the media and social networks and was later mentioned in the media. The discussion was lively and well attended by the general public and academic community.
Photos and video excerpts (in Hebrew) of the event are available on Metzilah’s website.
You can download a free pdf of the position paper here:
English (The Washington Institute for near East)
Hebrew (The Metzilah Center)
Bound hardcopies may be ordered by contacting Metzilah’s Jerusalem office here.
Ruth Gavison has left Metzilah’s professional staff, but will continue to serve as the founding president of Metzilah and the chairwoman of the Academic Council.
Ofer Glanz, our CEO for nearly the past two years is leaving his position but will continue on with the MetzilahCenter as an active board member. Ofer now holds a new position at the FSU Joint, and we wish him much success there.
Paulie Fraiman has joined Metzilah’s staff as the new Director of Resource Development. Paulie made Aliyah five years ago from the US and has previously worked in fund raising for the HebrewUniversity and other various organizations. We wish her much luck and success.
Academic Library Initiative
The MetzilahCenter is dedicated to education and to sharing our work with the rising generation of leaders and scholars. As such, Metzilah has decided to launch a new publications initiative aimed at academic and university libraries both in Israel and abroad.
The new initiative offers libraries the opportunity to obtain high quality hard copy editions of publications in Hebrew and English.
The publications are now being offered at a discounted rate. It is our sincere hope and belief that these works will make an important contribution to research, policy and scholastic endeavors. Please consider recommending to your library to order Metzilah’s publications.
For purchase please contact us here
On July 25th the general Assembly of Metzilah met. During the meeting, the
Center’s financial and annual reports for 2011 were reviewed and confirmed.
Reports in Hebrew can be reviewed here