Sunday Conference Call with Akiva Eldar:
Chief Political Columnist for Ha'aretz
 

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  • What:
    Akiva Eldar, chief political columnist for Ha'aretz, will join a Brit Tzedek conference call to discuss next month's Israeli elections, as well as his assessment of the impact of recent current events.

    When:
    Sunday, February 26th, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. EST

    How:
    Dial-in Number: 1-641-696-6699 (Las Vegas, NV)

    Participant Access Code: 123432#
    You will be responsible for your domestic long distance charges - there are no other charges related to the conference call. Because this conference call service limits participation to 100 callers, we encourage you to place your call at the start of the Town Hall.

    Q&A:
    We encourage you to submit questions ahead of time to townhall@btvshalom.org. Questions can also be submitted during the discussion to the same email address.

    Bio:
    Akiva Eldar is currently a chief political columnist and editorial writer for the prestigious Israeli national daily Ha'aretz. His columns also appear regularly in the Ha'aretz-Herald Tribune edition, as well as in the Japanese daily Mainichi. He lectured at the School of Journalism in Tel Aviv University and is also a consultant at CBS News. Mr. Eldar was previously (1993-1996) the Ha'aretz US Bureau Chief and Washington correspondent, covering the peace process, US-Israel relations, American issues and Israel-Diaspora relations. Prior to this post, Mr. Eldar was for ten years (1983-1993) the diplomatic correspondent for Ha'aretz. Prior to this he was reporter and editor at the Israeli Public Radio. Before that he served as spokesperson for former Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek. 

    Mr. Eldar is the co-author of the biography of Mr. Shimon Peres, Israel's foreign minister, and was a special consultant to Abba Eban's PBS television documentaries on the history of Israel and the Oslo peace initiative. Mr. Eldar graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he majored in Economics, Political Science and Psychology.


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