NZ speaking tour by award-winning journalist Amira Hass

Kia Ora Gaza

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Amira Hass is an award-winning Israeli journalist and author, mostly known for her columns in the daily newspaper Ha’aretz. She is particularly well-known for her independent reporting on Palestinian affairs in the West Bank and Gaza, where she has also lived for a number of years.

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Hass was born in Jerusalem and was educated at the Hebrew University. Frustrated by the events of the First Intifada and by what she considered their inadequate coverage by the Israeli media, she started to report from the Palestinian territories in 1991. She is said to be the only Jewish Israeli journalist who has lived full-time among the Palestinians, in Gaza from 1993 and in Ramallah from 1997. She has said: “Just as reporting about England should be from London and about France from Paris, so reporting about Palestine should be from Palestine.”

Her reporting is generally…

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