New Israel Fund (NIF) Press Release 5.16.12

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New Israel Fund is the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. www.nif.org

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New Israel Fund (NIF) Press Release 5.16.12

  1. 1. May 16, 2012 Contact: Orli Beinorli@nif.org415.543.5055 X14FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INFLUENTIAL LEADERS OF ISRAEL’S PROGRESSIVE SOCIAL CHANGE MOVEMENT TO MEET IN SAN FRANCISCONew Israel Fund’s (NIF) four day International Board Meeting in San Francisco is the rareoccasion to meet activists from Israel who are changing the social landscape and the face ofIsrael. Former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) and leading human rightsactivist, Dr. Naomi Chazan will be honored as the outgoing president of NIF at the 18 th annualGuardian of Democracy Dinneron Monday, June 25. NIF’s incoming Chairman is Marin residentRabbi Brian Lurie,a distinguished Jewish communal leader locally, nationally and internationally,who has worked extensively in Israel and America to strengthen the ties between Israel anddiaspora Jewry.Accredited media are welcome to arrange interviews with NIF CEO Daniel Sokatch, outgoingpresident Dr. Naomi Chazan, incoming Chairman Rabbi Brian Lurie, and other visiting Israelisocial activists.WHAT: New Israel Fund’sInternational Board Meeting returns to founding cityWHEN: Sunday, June 24, 2012 – Wednesday, June 27, 2012.WHERE: Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San FranciscoRabbi Lurie and Dr. Chazan will be joined by Adv. Talia Sasson,who is responsible for formerPrime Minister Ariel Sharon’s startling reversal on settlement policy, andDaniel Levy,the publicintellectual responsible for the Geneva Accords. Meron Hacohen, a leader of the progressivereligious-Zionist community, Mizrachi-rights leader YifatBiton, and NabiliaEspianoly, the winnerof international awards for her work on Arab-Israeli civil rights and women’s issues, are also NIFboard members who will attend. These established leaders will attend the International BoardMeeting and the Guardian of Democracy Dinner with young activists who work on-the-groundto combat racism and hate, promote religious pluralism, tolerance and women’s equality inOrthodox Judaism, secure justice for Israel’s Arab citizens and mobilize for economic equalityand opportunity for all of Israel’s citizens. These outstanding leaders and many others whowork tirelessly for a democratic, peaceful, and just Israel will be together in San Francisco, whenNIF’s International Board Meeting returns to its birthplace and celebrates with NIF’s Bay Areasupporters at the 18th annual Guardian of Democracy Dinner. ******** New Israel Fund is the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. www.nif.org ####### 1

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