Israel's Fragile 'Change' Government, Australia's New Leadership

In-depth discussion on the latest conflicts and political and social trends in Israel, the Middle East and the wider Jewish world with Haaretz deputy editor-in-chief Noa Landau and senior correspondent Judy Maltz


The past year has seen major political and social changes in Israel, from the formation of a new government and the waning of the COVID-19 pandemic to controversial reforms to the country’s longstanding religious status quo. It has also seen major changes in Australia, with the election of a new left-wing government after nine years of right-wing rule, leaving many in the Jewish community wondering what impact it will have on the country’s support for Israel.

Haaretz and the New Israel Fund Australia held an in-depth discussion with deputy editor-in-chief Noa Landau and senior correspondent Judy Maltz on the latest trends in Israel, the region and the wider Jewish world. The talk was moderated by Debbie Whitmont, an award-winning Australian journalist and former ABC Middle East correspondent.

The event was streamed live on Sunday, June 19 at 7:30 P.M. Sydney time/12:30 P.M. Jerusalem time.

Noa Landau

Noa Landau is the deputy editor-in-chief of Haaretz. She is the founder of Haaretz 21, an organizational project aimed at amplifying underrepresented voices and stories of Arab/Palestinian communities in Israel. Prior to this, Landau served as a reporter, head of the news department and editor of Haaretz’s English edition.

Before joining Haaretz in 2009, Landau worked as a journalist for Army Radio, Channel 10 and Maariv. She is also an advisory board member and alumni of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

Judy Maltz

Judy Maltz covers the Jewish world and writes features about Israeli society for Haaretz’s English edition. Judy began her career at Haaretz 30 years ago as an economic reporter. She was among the founding editors of the English-language print edition.

Debbie Whitmont

Debbie Whitmont is an award-winning Australian journalist and former ABC Middle East correspondent. She is a recipient of two Walkley Awards and three Human Rights Commission awards.



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