Yom HaZikaron

Join us at JW3 this Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day), Sunday 30 April, for three events:

 17:30 Screening of intimate documentary Rabin in His Own Words

Followed by a Q&A with Dr Yaron Peleg (Kennedy-Leigh Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Studies at the University of Cambridge and co-editor of Identities in Motion a book about contemporary Israeli cinema) and Professor Yossi Mekelberg (Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House).

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Based on rare archival materials, including off-the-record interviews, home videos, family photos and letters, Rabin in His Own Words offers a candid and intimate portrait of the late Prime Minister.

Chiefly narrated by Rabin himself, we are taken on a journey from his childhood, through his days as a farm worker, to a career in the army and, later on, as a diplomat and politician. This is a nuanced and detailed study of an influential statesman, whose life – and death – have come to define a nation.

Winner – Best Documentary, Haifa International Film Festival

Directed by Erez Laufer | 2016 | Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles | 100mins

In partnership with UK Jewish Film

18:45 Livestreaming of the Israeli-Palestinian Alternative Memorial Ceremony


The Israeli-Palestinian Alternative Memorial Day Ceremony, has been held following Israeli Memorial Day for the last twelve consecutive years. On this particularly difficult day, Israelis and Palestinians acknowledge the pain and the aspirations of those living on the “other side” and strive to prevent the next wave of violence.  Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families speak about their personal pain along with musical and artistic performances. Thousands of Israelis and Palestinians participate every year in this special event in Tel-Aviv led by Combatants for Peace and the Bereaved Families Forum.

You are invited to join us for a livestreaming of the Ceremony, followed by a discussion.

In partnership with Combatants for Peace, the Bereaved Families Forum, Save Israel Stop the Occupation and Yachad

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20:00 Yom HaZikaron Tekes

FREE, advance booking required.


Join us  for this opportunity to commemorate those who have fallen in Israel’s conflicts in a unique way.

In partnership with JW3, the Jewish Agency shlichim (emissaries) and other community organisations, we invite you to this remembrance event, which will include readings, personal anecdotes and specially commissioned animated films.

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