Creating a common Israel: Diasporic vocabulary and the meaning of a Shared Society
Speaker: Avraham Burg
Avraham Burg is one of the senior members of the Israeli Labor Party. He served as the speaker of the 15th Knesset and in various leading roles during the 12th, 13th and 15th Knesset.
In 1995 Burg became the Executive Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Burg has been an advocate for pluralism and tolerance in Israeli society. He founded the Open Midrasha Center for Jewish Studies. He is a committed advocate of the separation of politics and religion in Israel.
Burg was born and raised in Jerusalem and he now lives with his wife and six children in Nataf.