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Building Bridges, Not Barriers

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The Brownstone

224 East 12th Street

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Can local leaders in Judea and Samaria foster coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians? One mayor unequivocally says yes, and he has the experience to prove it. For the second installment of our Boot Camp 2.0 program, we invite you to join us and Oded Revivi, Mayor of Efrat, for a special discussion on what he has done over the past decade to build bridges with neighboring Palestinian villages.

Registration required for entry. Light refreshments will be served.


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Oded Revivi is a leading Israeli statesman, mayor, lawyer, and prominent advocate for the Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria. Revivi is serving his third term as mayor of Efrat, a bedroom community of 11,000 just south of Jerusalem and adjacent to Bethlehem.

In 2016, Revivi was appointed Chief Foreign Envoy of the YESHA Council, the official political representative of the Israeli "settlement movement" to the international community. His roles include advocacy trips to the major seats of government worldwide as well as regular meetings with foreign diplomats and journalists based in Israel and abroad in order to explain the reality of the Israeli presence in Judea & Samaria. As Mayor of Efrat since 2008, the population has grown by over sixty percent, necessitating significant upgrades in municipal services, construction of schools, community centers and synagogues.

Revivi's Op-eds have appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, LA Times and many others. His analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can often be found in the New York Times, AP, CNN, Al Jazeera, i24News, etc. An outspoken critic of Israel’s security barrier, Revivi was instrumental in having its route changed and has campaigned for its total removal, with the belief that Israel should be building bridges with its neighbors, not fences. From its establishment in 1983, the leadership of Efrat have fostered close friendly relationships with their Arab neighbors. Revivi continues to build on these bonds in an attempt to nurture a meaningful coexistence, something he believes in locally and nationally.

Following his success in Efrat, Oded was chosen to be a mentor for newly elected mayors in a special program initiated by the Ministry of the Interior in cooperation with the Center for Local Government and the Hebrew University School for Public Policy. He currently serves as mentor for two mayors and an additional two municipal general managers.


ABOUT BOOT CAMP 2.0

Boot Camp 2.0 is our initiative to provide greater educational opportunities for alumni of our flagship Boot Camp program, as well as their social and professional networks, to dive deeper into content covered Boot Camp, pressing issues and current events, and practical experience to apply their Israel activism through a variety of presentations, discussions and workshops.


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