From its earliest days, modern Israeli society has experienced ethnic tensions between Jews of European origin (Ashkenazim) and Jews of North African and Middle Eastern origin (Mizrahi’im). In 1971, activists founded the Israeli "Black Panthers," to fight against discrimination, yet the ethnic issue still reverberates in popular culture and the socio-political arena of Israel today. What has changed since the Black Panthers demonstrations in the 1970s? Why is ethnic tension still prevalent? What is new in terms of equality and identity in Israeli politics and society?
Join Taub Center for Israel Studies guest scholars as they discuss the Mizrahi issue from the historic origins of the Black Panther movement through today's protests.
Dr. Itzhak Benyamini (Bar Ilan University)
Dr. Dana Grosswirth Kachtan (Open University of Israel)
Dr. Orit Ouaknine-Yekutieli (Ben-Gurion Univeristy)
Dr. Bryan K. Roby (University of Michigan)
There will be time for moderated Q&A
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