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David Sheen

David Sheen

HRD, Journalist

David Sheen is an independent journalist and film maker originally from Toronto, Canada who now lives in Dimona, Israel. Sheen began blogging when he first moved to Israel in 1999 and later went on to work as a reporter and editor at the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz. His feature documentary on ecological architecture, First Earth, was translated into a dozen languages and published by PM Press in 2010. His current work focuses primarily on racial tensions and religious extremism within Israeli society.

For years, Sheen has produced articles and videos focusing on race relations within Jewish Israeli society, exposing stories that are of vital importance, but are ignored by most of the mainstream media.

Many of the issues affecting the work of human rights defenders in Israel are linked to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. A number of non governmental organisations exist in Israel which monitor the situation of Palestinians in the OPT and encourage religious pluralism and cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians.