Sat 23 March 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 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:
The Politics of Cannabis in Israel
with Zehut Chairman Moshe Feiglin
+ Q&A, Entire event will be held in-English
Date: Saturday Eve March 23rd 2019, Doors open 8pm
Venue: Ichud Olam, 86 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv
Cost: FREE – Wine Included
Media welcome; but please contact email@example.com
About Our Speaker: Moshe Feiglin
Moshe Feiglin is currently the Founder and Chairman of the Zehut Party and one of the most outspoken Israeli politicians advocating the legalization of cannabis. After serving in the IDF as a Captain in the Combat Engineering Corps, he headed Israel’s first company for cleaning windows of high rise buildings from the outside by rappelling. In 1994 he co-founded Zo Arteinu as an act of civilian protest against the Oslo Accords and the continuous waves of terrorist attacks throughout the country. Organizing the largest peaceful civil disobedience protest in Israeli history at the time, crowds simultaneously blocked hundreds of intersections throughout the country during the evening rush hour. Moshe was subsequently arrested and convicted on the rare charge of Sedition.
In 1996 he founded the Manhigut Yehudit faction of the Likud Party, also running for the Chairmanship of Likud against Bibi Netanyahu. In 2013 he was elected to the Knesset and served as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, actively serving on eleven different Knesset committees including Security and Foreign Relations. In 2015 he founded the Zehut (“Identity”) Party. The party has recently been reported as the surprise of the upcoming elections with most polls seeing Zehut passing the electoral threshold.
Moshe continues to be a sought after guest on leading national TV and radio shows, with his Facebook posts read weekly by over 200,000. He is married to his high school sweetheart Tzippy and is a father of five / grandfather of eight. Moshe is an author of four books, a sofer stam and an avid mountain biker who can been seen every day at sunrise riding 20km through the hills of the Shomron where he lives.
About Our Partner: 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. www.TimesOfIsrael.com (Photo:Kobi Gideon/Flash90)
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. IchudOlam.org
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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