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Yuval Elbashan

Lawyer and social activist Yuval Elbashan was born in Israel in 1969. He studied law at Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He co-founded and was deputy director of Yedid, a network of citizens' rights centers in underprivileged neighborhoods. In 2003, he also established the Human Rights Center for clinical legal education in the law faculty of the Hebrew University. Elbashan has lectured widely in Israel and abroad on poverty and the law; he is senior lecturer at the Hebrew University, advisor on social rights to the Labor Party and writes a weekly column in Maariv. At present, he is Dean for Social Development at Ono Academic College. Elbashan is the author of books on human rights, poverty and the law - his latest (2005) is a set text in all Israeli law faculties - and he also writes essays for the daily Haaretz. In 2005 he has been selected one of the ten most influential people in Israel for his work on human and social rights. Elbashan has beeb awarded the Book Publishers Association's Gold Prize for Forever Flora (2009), the Book Publishers Association's Platinum Prize for The Massada Case (2013) and the Yad Vashem Prize for Unfinished Story (2014). 

Yuval Elbashan

Books Published in Hebrew

Yesterday They Finished Trimming the Bushes, (poetry), Martef 29/ Eked, 1994 [Etmol Siymu Ligzom Et Ha-Sichim]
Criminal Law in Light of Amendment 39 to Israelʹs Criminal Statutes [with Shachar Eldar] (non-fiction), Tovim, 1996; Etika, 1996 [Dinei Onashin: Be-Ikvot Tikun Mispar 39 Le-Chok Ha-Onashin]
Strangers in the Realm of the Law: Access to Justice in Israel (non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Zarim Ba-Mishpat: Negishut Le-Tzedek Be-Israel]
Forever Flora (novel) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2009 [Tamid Flora]
Peanut the Mouse and the Cruel Glue (children-picture bk) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2010 [Boten Ha-Achbar Ve-Ha-Devek Ha-Achzar]
Unfinished Story (youth) , Yedioth Ahronoth, 2011 [Sipu - Sipur Lo Gamur]
The Masada Case (suspense), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2012 [Tik Metzada]
Attorneys of the Exploited (non-fiction), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2014 [Praklitei Ha-Ashukim]
Five (novel), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2016 [Chamisha]

Books in Translation

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: And for more details about the title click here:
ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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