Presented by the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Pennsylvania & Southern NJ Chapter
Featured Speaker: Gadi Ezra
Drawing from his personal experience as well as his strong academic and practical background as a human rights lawyer, Gadi examines the complexities of applying the laws of warfare in actual combat, illustrating modern challenges using first-hand experiences. Gadi's lecture exemplifies the difficult dilemmas soldiers face in modern warfare, and the high standards applied in the IDF despite lacunas in the law.
Gadi Ezra holds an unparalleled perspective on war - as both a human rights attorney on the one hand, and a soldier in the Israeli Special Forces on the other. Gadi headed the Laws of War desk at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he advised policy makers and diplomats on humanitarian law, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, human rights and sanctions regimes. He is an experienced public-speaker who shared his story in multiple venues all over the world, has written for well-known Israeli newspapers, and was selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the most influential leaders in Israel under the age of 30. Recently, he was chosen to partake in the Flagship Program of the World Jewish Congress - "The Jewish Diplomatic Corps".
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