Friday, December 6, 2:00 pm
Middle East Institute
1762 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 4th to Arielle Hollies at arielleholliesjstreet.org
Yael Patir is J Street's Israel Director. Prior to
joining J Street in 2012, she served as Director of the Civil Leadership Department at the Shimon Peres Center
for Peace where she oversaw cross-border peace-building programs that engaged a wide range of civil society
figures, including Palestinian and Israeli young political leaders. Yael also helped establish the
Palestinian-Israeli Peace NGO Forum, a network of some 100 Palestinian and Israeli peace and dialogue
organizations, and has served as the Israeli Director since the Forum’s inception in January 2006.
Dr. Nisreen Shehada is one of the founders of
Standing Together, a joint Jewish-Arab grassroots movement fighting to transform Israeli politics. Standing
Together organizes Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel around campaigns for peace, equality, and social
justice, in order to build power and transform Israeli society. Dr. Shehada has a PhD in chemical engineering
and nanotechnology, works at a large high-tech company and lives in Haifa.
Michal Gera Margaliot is the Executive Director of
Israel's Women's Network. For the last decade Michal has been on the frontlines promoting women’s rights in
Israel. In her current role, Michael oversees IWN's work to fight for equal pay for women and greater women's
representation in leadership positions across all sectors of Israeli society. Prior to becoming the managing
director of the IWN, Michal served as a parliamentary advisor and chief of staff of MK Merav Michaeli.