Tuesday, January 26, 2010


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The ZF is pleased to announce that Ishmael Khaldi, the first Bedouin Deputy Consul of Israel will be visiting the UK between Sunday January 24th and Thursday January 28th.

Ishmael, who grew up as a shepherd in the village of Khawalid in northern Israel, went on to become a Deputy Ambassador in San Francisco – Israel’s first Deputy Consul of Israel.
He obtained a Masters Degree in Political Science from Tel Aviv University and served in the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the Israeli Police.

Ishmael will be speaking at the following locations:
Sunday 24th – North London
Monday 25th – LSE University, Birmingham University, Leicester
Tuesday 26th – Leeds University, South Manchester
Thursday 28th – SOAS University, North London

Ishmael is part of a ‘Minorities in Israel’ series that the Zionist Federation is running. Previous speakers have included Mohammad Darawashe, Khaled Abu Toameh and Zeidan Atashi.

Journalists interested in Khaldi’s unique story and insightful views are welcome to contact Gary at the ZF on 020 8202 0202 or gary@zfuk.org.