The “Iron Swords” war broke out in the early morning hours of October 7—fifty years and one day from the start of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The number of Jews killed was the most on one day since the Holocaust and Israelis have witnessed atrocities that they never thought would be repeated. MediaCentral was the first to help foreign journalists in the country get updated on what exactly was going on with a Zoom conference just hours after the war erupted. We have continued to follow the resulting military operations and have assisted the more than one thousand reporters who have been sent to the region to cover the events.
Nov. 15: Dr. Shelly Aviv Yeini
Sexual violence was among the atrocities committed by Hamas during the Oct. 7th attack, but feminist and human rights NGOs around the world have remained silent on the topic. This session, a joint effort of The Jerusalem Press Club and MediaCentral, delved into the topic from various angles, including international law, victimology, and pathology. Testimony of a female survivor of the Nova festival was presented.
Dr. Cochav Elkayam Levy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Head of the Civil Comm. on Oct. 7th Crimes by Hamas Against Women); Prof. Yifat Biton (President, Achva Academic College and founder of Tmura – the Israeli Anti-Disc. Cent.); Sheri (IDF reservist in ID and burial of female soldiers).