An evening with Orly Halpern

Travels of a Jewish journalist in the Arab world

Orly Halpern is an American-Israeli war correspondent. A fluent Arabic speaker, she spent one year in Baghdad, covering the Iraq war. For The Jerusalem Post she travelled across the Arab and Muslim world learning about the politics, the people, and their views on Jews and Israel.

Hiding her Jewish identity from Shi’ites in Sadr City, or Saddam’s tribe in Tikkrit, Orly developed a particular interest in Jewish communities living amongst the Arabs, spending Passover with the last Afghan Jew in Kabul and with Bahraini Jews in Manama.

Now a freelance writer and reporter, she is now working on a book about her year in Iraq.

Wednesday 18 November
Montefiore Hall/ Simon Fattal Succah
2 Ashworth Road, London W9 1JY

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