Stories from the Other Side: Webinar with Ohad Hemo

Against the background of Red Color alerts and rising tensions in the Gaza Strip, the Tel Aviv University Alumni Organization, led by Sigalit Ben Hayoun, held a Webinar with Ohad Hemo, Alumnus of the School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs at TAU’s Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities.

29 April 2021

The event was moderated by Dr. Mira Tzoreff, Senior Faculty Member in the Department of Middle East and African History at TAU’s Zvi Yavetz School of History, and Researcher at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies.


The meeting with Ohad Hemo, one of Channel 12 News' senior reporters, was held following the publication of his book "On the Ground", which tells the story of the Palestinians at the present time - the revolutions taking place in the territories (especially among the younger generation), the despair and a sense of lack of personal future, as well as an apparent change in the relation to Israel.


Hemo recounts the difficulties of a journalist covering the Palestinians and marches through the minefield of coverage in hostile territory, the dilemmas that sometimes arise (whether to eat in a mourning tent of a suicide bomber, the use of various terminologies, etc.).


Hemo also addresses the differences between Hamas, the PLO and Islamic Jihad, talks about the elections in the West Bank and the bloody struggle between Hamas and PLO, tells about the Hamas prophecy, according to which Israel will be wiped out in 2022, and also talks about the other - those young Gazans who use social networks to share Their traumas with their Israeli peers in the Gaza strip.


Among the viewers who viewed the live broadcast of the Webinar, were:

Ronit Tirosh, Current Chairperson of the Israeli Football Referees Association; Rutie Adar, Head of Samsung’s Israeli Strategy and Innovation Center; Amit Goffer, CTO & President of UPnRIDE Robotics Ltd.; Zack Zigdon, Co-Founder and MD International of Innovid; Rafi Maor, CEO & Chairman of R.O.N Investment Ltd.; Zur Ezyon, CEO at Athena; Mira Dror, director of the Museum of Taxes at the Ministry of Finance, and many others.

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