Aztecs for Israel & the Jewish Student Union are hosting a panel event this Wednesday, February 20, at 7PM. This panel will feature two veterans of the Israeli Defense Force, giving their take on the Israeli-Arab conflict and sharing their experiences. The discussion will be held in Hepner Hall 221.
The following write-up was provided by Mor Frankle, President of Aztecs for Israel.
Kinneret and Adam are part of StandWithUs “Israeli Soldiers Stories” (ISS), an innovative program featuring a diverse group of reserve duty Israeli college students whose mission is to educate, inform, and delve into conversation about the Israeli-Arab conflict. Each soldier has a personal story that exposes the dilemmas of the conflict, including facing an enemy that hides behind its civilians.
The soldiers share experiences that are rarely heard.
Adam has a BA in Political Science and International Relations in The Tel Aviv Academic College. He was drafted to the IDF in 2000 and has since pursued a career in the army. Adam serves as the Head of the International Organizations and Diplomatic Missions Department. In his accomplished career, he was an officer in COGAT (an IDF unit responsible for Palestinian civilian needs) and in the civil administration. In the IDF, Adam dealt directly with Palestinian-Arab populations in the Disputed Territories, as well as with international representatives. He is an alumnus of the StandWithUs Israel Fellowship of 2010 at Tel Aviv University.
Kinneret was born and raised on Kfar Haruv, a kibbutz situated on a cliff of the Golan Heights, overlooking the Sea of Galilee (“Kinneret” in Hebrew). Kinneret served in the IDF during the Second Lebanon War in 2006 against the terror organization Hezbollah. When the war broke out she was rushed to the northern city of Zfat which was under constant rocket attack. While assisting civilians in stress, a rocket hit the place Kinneret had been standing just moments before. Kinneret, a graduate of the StandWithUs Israel Fellowship at Bar Ilan University, is finishing her B.A. in Political Communications in Tel Aviv.
Any questions should be directed to the Aztecs for Israel, who can be reached at their e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.