“Young Voices from Jerusalem”: A Special Issue of the Palestine-Israel Journal

Ir Amim featured prominently in a December 21 kick-off event for Palestine-Israel Journal’s special issue, “Young Voices in Jerusalem.” 
Read PIJ’s recap here:
Building a New World on the Ground: Reflections on Young Leadership in Jerusalem at PIJ Conference
by Erez Bleicher
Prominent scholars and civil society organizers joined together at the American Colony Hotel on December 21st for an evening of lively discussion in celebration of the latest issue of the Palestine-Israel Journal (PIJ) devoted to Young Voices in Jerusalem. Speakers painted a rich picture of the conditions young activists contend with in this bleak time of violence, resilience, and shattered expectations. They unpacked the morbid realities these activists negotiate daily and highlighted the clarity, vitality, and transformative possibility they embody despite the hardships they must overcome. The speakers included executive director of Ir Amim Yudith Oppenheimer, director of Near East Consulting Jamil Rabah, researcher Yuval Piurko of the Zofnat Institute for Consulting, architect and urban planner Tariq Nassar of IPCC Jerusalem, veteran Jerusalem activist Shalom Boguslavsky, social entrepreneur and media consultant Yossi Saidov of Tag Meir, and project manager at Al Quds University Nadia Harhash. The event was hosted and moderated by co-editors of the PIJ Hillel Schenker and Ziad AbuZayyad.
See here for the full article on the conference, and click here for a roundtable discussion on ways of improving the reality in Jerusalem, with the participation of Ir Amim staff and guides, from the latest PIJ issue.

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