British journalist based in Tel Aviv
Freelancer for international broadcast news outlets
Reporter at Jerusalem Post newspaper Israel
Covering Israel-Palestine, Middle East, international affairs, politics and culture
Trained in international journalism at City University London
Worked for London think-tank Media Standards Trust
Studied anthropology and international relations
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Israel's 'J14' Social Justice Movement, which began July 14th 2011 with tents pitched along the wealthy Rothschild Boulevard, is revived following government budget cuts this week, with an estimated 10,000 people marching in Tel Aviv.
US President Barack Obama was met with a warm welcome from Israel's President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Netanyahu, as well as Israeli government ministers, military officials, and religious community leaders on his presidential state visit.
Part of central Tel Aviv is cornered off every year for a street party to celebrate the traditional Jewish festival of Purim, which remembers the story of the deliverance of the Jews from a plot to destroy them in Ancient Persia.
Using an ice wall, symbolic of the frozen peace negotiations, pro two-state NGO OneVoice Movement unites with J14 protesters in Tel Aviv, formally linking calls for social justice and demands for ending the conflict for the first time.
Three weeks on from the Israeli 'J14' social justice movement's one year anniversary, and the self-immolation of an Israeli activist, thousands of Israelis rally again in Tel Aviv to protest against high cost of living in Israel and demand reform.