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Lily Galili is a Haaretz correspondent, analyst on Israeli society and an expert on immigration from the former Soviet Union, and its political, cultural and social impact on Israeli society.
Galili joined Haaretz in 1982 as a media correspondent. During the first Lebanon war, when she was the first woman reporter to enter Lebanon, Galili gained vast experience in covering both military and civil protest groups, a field of expertise that reflects all changes in Israeli social and political development. Over the years. she has extensively covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with a focus on personal stories, and the Arab citizens of Israel.
Galili is a Nieman Fellow from Harvard and a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, with a Master's Degree in communicaton.
She is currently working on a book on the 20 years of mass immigration to Israel from the former Soviet Union.