SUN. JAN 31 at 9:15 PM | “The Enemy is Hatred: A Palestinian and an Israeli Perspective on Reconcili
SUN. JAN 31 at 9:15 PM | “The Enemy is Hatred: A Palestinian and an Israeli Perspective on Reconciliation,” a conversation with Mohammed Dajani (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy), and Noa Meir (Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington)
MOHAMMED S. DAJANI
Mohammed S. Dajani is the inaugural Weston Fellow at The Washington Institute. Founder of the Wasatia movement of moderate Islam, he previously worked as a professor of political science at al-Quds University in Jerusalem and served a visiting fellow at the Institute in 2012.
A Jerusalem-born scholar and peace activist, Dr. Dajani holds doctorate degrees from the University of Texas and University of South Carolina. He is the founding director of the Jerusalem Studies and Research Institute, chair of the board of directors of the House of Water and Environment in Ramallah, and a member of the board of directors of the YMCA, Jerusalem. He has written extensively on Arab culture and politics, including an International Herald Tribune op-ed he co-authored with Washington Institute executive director Robert Satloff titled “Why Palestinians Should Learn About the Holocaust.”
Noa Meir is the JCRC Director, Israel Action Center. Noa holds both American and Israeli citizenship. Prior to this position she completed a one year appointment as a Jewish Agency Israel Fellow at George Washington University’s Hillel, having been chosen along with two other IDF (Israel Defense Forces) officers for a unique pilot project with the Jewish Agency. She served three years in the Foreign Relations Department of the IDF as head of the North American Desk, holding the rank of major. As a Captain, she served as a spokesperson for the IDF and as Deputy Head of the Military Strategic Information Section. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Bar Ilan University and a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy and Security from Tel Aviv University. Noa is extremely passionate about Israeli advocacy, foreign relations and diplomacy. As someone who lived in Israel, as well as in Jewish communities in the US, Canada and England, she maintains a broad view of Jewish culture and is happy to be working in this field in the Greater Washington area.