Sun 31 March 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tangier - Yehuda Halevi 93, Tel Aviv,
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Miki Haimovich is a journalist and an Israeli TV personality, and a former news anchor. In the second decade of the 21st century she became active in reducing meat consumption. In the run-up to the elections to the twenty-first Knesset, she joined the Hosen Party for Israel headed by Benny Gantz and with the Union of Resilience to Israel and a future for the Blue and White List, in fifth place.
The political salon is a non-partisan social project whose purpose is to promote and encourage political discourse, political understanding and political participation in Israeli society. Through the establishment of political salons throughout the country hosted by elected officials from across the political spectrum in Israel, we intend to reduce the widespread indifference of citizens to the political discourse, to provide knowledge and understanding of the public agenda of candidates and elected officials, and to encourage citizens to exercise their democratic right in the coming elections.
Who we are?
The project is nonpartisan and its founders hold diverse political views across the political spectrum in Israel. We do not promote any particular party or candidate and strive to create a diverse and rich discourse
What do we want?
The political salon seeks to connect candidates and the public that chooses them, and to promote genuine, meaningful and eye-to-eye dialogue. We seek to influence the degree of personal interest and willingness that we as citizens in Israel express before the elections – from our secular conversations to the exercise of our right to vote. We want easier and more accessible access to information that interests us – without filters, without a dictated agenda, without content editors.
What format of the political living room?
Elected officials and candidates who will be guests in the political living room will be asked to open the meeting with a quarter of an hour of review of their work and their positions, and after the review opens the discussion to a guided session of questions and answers from the participants in the living room. The questions will deal with social, economic and political issues. Unlike domestic circles, we want to hear how each elected official will use his mandate in the future and therefore we have no interest in hearing slander or positions on other elected officials, but only on the candidate himself.
We aim to create an authentic and authentic human encounter, free of filters and interpretations, that will allow people to ask questions that interest them and get a direct answer from the candidate. Without long, well-meaning speeches, focusing on questions from the audience.
We do not want to consume our information on the candidate’s political agenda from institutionalized media or staged videos or from websites or Facebook pages that pass filters and editorials and content writers. We want to hear from the source itself.
The aspiration is to reach new and diverse audiences, especially those who often leave the political discourse.
We seek to eradicate the culture of avoiding political messiah because it is “dirty” or complicated. Every citizen of the State of Israel has the political power and ability to influence the reality of his life and shape the character of the state through elections.
Participants in the political room will hold a respectful and inclusive discourse – without slander and without incitement.