Sun 4 December 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kanta Bar - Ibn Gvirol 71, Tel Aviv, FREE
Grab a drink and join us for an open discussion with MK Ofer Shelah! This event will be held in English.
Location: Kanta Bar, 71 Ibn Gabirol Street (Roof of Gan Ha’ir Mall, next to Kikar Rabin)
About Ofer Shelah:
Ofer Shelah is a member of Knesset and the head of the Yesh Atid faction. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and chairs several lobbies including the Blue and White Lobby (promoting purchase of Israeli-made products) and the Culture Lobby. MK Shelah played a key role in the Shaked Committee in 2013 which helped pass the ‘Hashiviun Banetel’ bill [Imposing equal army service on all Israeli citizens].
Shelah has published eight books, including one novel and four books about the IDF and Israeli security decision-making. His latest book “Ha’ometz Le’natzeach” (Dare to Win) about the concept of national security in Israel, won the Yizhak Sade award for military literature in 2016.
Shelah was previously a journalist, writing for both the “Maariv” and “Yediot Ahronot” newspapers and Ynet- the largest news website in Israel. He also worked as a commentator for the Israeli Sports Channel and co-hosted news and investigative shows. Shelah wrote columns and articles on security, political and state military relations for twenty years.
Shelah served in the Paratrooper Corps of the IDF in regular and reserve duty. In 1983 he lost an eye in Lebanon after a severe injury caused by an IED.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English and graduated Magna cum Laude, from Tel Aviv University. Shelah received a MFA in English and Creative Writing from New York University.