Sun 31 March 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ichud Olam - Ben Yehuda 86, Tel Aviv,

Tel Aviv International Salon

*Top Decision Makers Speaking With TLV Young Professionals presents the Election Series with the Times Of Israel & KAS:

Chairman of Avoda/Labor
Avi Gabbay
+ Q&A, Entire event will be held in-English

Date: Sunday March 31st 2019, Doors open 7pm
Venue: Ichud Olam, 86 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv
Cost: FREE, Wine & Eats Included
Media welcome; but please contact

About Our Speaker: Avi Gabbay
Avi Gabbay was elected the 12th Chairman of Israel’s Labor Party, the second largest party in the Israeli Knesset, in July 2017. Prior to that, Gabbay served as Minister of Environmental Protection for one year, resigning in May 2016 due to fundamental ideological differences with the government. Gabbay joined politics after a long career at Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecoms company, culminating in his position as CEO from 2007-2013. During his term as CEO, Bezeq became one of the most profitable global communications companies, despite a dramatic transition into a competitive market environment. Gabbay resigned from Bezeq and business activities in 2013, and shifted his focus to public service. He became the Acting Chairman of the Board of Appleseeds Academy, a non-profit organization that brings technology to under-served communities in Israel and later joined the Israeli Labor Party.

Gabbay holds a B.A. in Economics, and an MBA, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a native Jerusalemite and the son of Moroccan immigrants.The seventh of eight children, Gabbay was the first person in his family to be born in Israel. Today he is married to Ayelet, an immigrant from Australia, with whom he has three children.

About Our Partners:

Times Of Israel
The Times of Israel is the market leader in independent English language journalism from Israel. Based in Jerusalem and covering news and views from across the region and the Jewish world, The Times of Israel has a readership of over four million (and rising) worldwide, with an average of over 25 million monthly page views. Committed to fair-minded, non-partisan reporting, recognized for hard-hitting investigative journalism, and celebrated for its diverse and vibrant blog platform, The Times of Israel, uniquely, also publishes in French, Arabic and Persian. Launched just six years ago, The Times of Israel has established itself as the indispensable source of credible reporting on Israel. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90, Photo Above)

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
KAS is a foundation closely associated with the CDU political party of Germany. As co-founder of the CDU and the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Konrad Adenauer’s name is synonymous with the democratic reconstruction of Germany, the firm alignment of foreign policy with the transAtlantic community of values, the vision of a unified Europe and an orientation towards the social market economy. His intellectual heritage continues to serve both as our aim as well as our obligation today.

About Our Venue: Ichud Olam
Ichud Olam at Ichud Shivat Zion is a dynamic community of young professionals from diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds, and from all across the religious spectrum, who have moved to Tel Aviv to live in the heart of the modern Jewish State. From our humble beginnings in 2000, we have created a warm and welcoming environment.

About Our Organization: Tel Aviv International Salon

ELECTIONS NOTICE: The Salons are a politically unaffiliated, honest-broker organization and as such we do not support any candidate or political party. We are proud to have a long tradition of hosting the leading candidates from all sides of the political spectrum during local and national elections to speak, debate and discuss the important issues that our entire community cares about. And no matter whom you support, don’t forget to vote April 9th!

The Tel Aviv International Salon is the largest speakers forum in Israel. Our nonprofit organization was established in 2009 to provide a challenging, thought-provoking and intellectual discussion non-partisan platform for the young adult Tel Aviv International and Sabra community. There are an increasing number of motivated young professionals who are choosing to make Tel Aviv their home. The Salon provides this community a unique forum to learn about, debate and discuss Israeli, Jewish and world politics, history, media, economics, social, cultural and environmental issues with a diverse range of engaging international decision makers and the leading influencers on our society.


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