Road to Recovery – Israeli volunteers driving sick Palestinians from the borders to the Israeli hospitals
Session: The story of Israeli volunteers who drive sick Palestinians from the borders to the Israeli hospitals. Through personal stories and a short movie of the people involved, we will get to know about the complex situation, what a child from Gaza has to go through in order to get medical treatment in Israel and the people to people relationship that develops through this activity.
Bio: Iri Kassel is a member of Kibbutz Hatzerim in the northern Negev and has lately ended his term as the Chair of its Board.
Iri has rich experience in two critical fields: management and education. His diverse professional experience includes ten years as a school principal, serving as National Director of the Israeli Scout Movement and as the Central Shaliach in the US for the Young Judea Movement. Iri held management and marketing positions in Netafim, a drip irrigation company. Iri served as the Executive Director of the Reform Movement in Israel and later on, headed the Ben Gurion Heritage Institute until his retirement in 2013. During his 56 years of membership in his kibbutz, Iri held various leadership positions.
He holds a BA in Education and Geography, and an MA in Management Communication.