An Evening with Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

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New Israel Fund was delighted to host Ayelet Gundar-Goshen in conversation with Alona Ferber, to mark International Women’s Day. They discussed the fallout and recovery of Israeli society after October 7th.

 Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is a leading Israeli psychologist, who has been dealing with the trauma caused by the events of October 7th, as well as a prize-winning author. Her best-selling book, Waking Lions, explores immigration, identity and communities seeking asylum and was a New York Times Book of the Year.

Her work, which has been translated into over 20 languages, touches upon American-Israeli diaspora identity, dynamics of power, isolation and the experiences of outsiders. Her newest book, The Wolf Hunt, is a psychological thriller that touches upon themes of isolation, racial tensions, familial ties, and what it means to be an Israeli living in the diaspora. The story is told through Lilach, an Israeli-American, living in California with her husband and their teenage son, who has to come to terms with her identity when her son is accused of a terrible crime.


Alona Ferber

Alona Ferber is the senior editor of Spotlight, the New Statesman special policy section and supplement.  She specialises in coverage of Israel, and was formerly a senior news editor and reporter for Haaretz. She writes on politics and policy, including her specialist coverage of Israel, and interviews major public figures. Her Substack, The Backlash, covers the struggle for gender equality.

New Israel Fund is one of the leading organisations in the world promoting the rights and equality of women, as well as their presence in public and political life. We work with a wide cross-section of women in Israeli society, from the ultra-orthodox to Bedoin.

Over the years NIF has worked to empower women in Israeli society, from helping found the Israel Women’s Network, to supporting organisations like Itach Ma’aki- Women Layers for Social Justice, and advocating for Alice Miller who successfully sued the military for the right to become a pilot.


The event took place on the 5th March 2024.

A recording of the event can be viewed below:


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