NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2020

PROJECT ROZANA ISRAEL ON THE MOVE

Leading Israeli businessman, composer and consultant, Doron Levinson, has taken over as Chair of Project Rozana Israel. Doron was previously an active member of the Board.

He replaces Ronit Zimmer who has moved to the newly-created position of Executive Director, Project Rozana Israel.

As a former soldier in the Israel Defense Forces he understands the value of peace and the need for reconciliation. After his release from active duty, Doron studied law at Tel Aviv University and practised at the law firm of Haim Zadok (a former Israeli Minister of Justice). He continued his studies at the University of Michigan and completed his PhD at Toronto University.

In 1992, after the death of his father, he returned to Israel to manage Levinson Brothers Engineers Ltd., a family-owned business (established by his grandfather in 1930). The business has been involved in international trade and investments. In 2000, he received the IUPA Award from the President of Israel for his promotion of Israeli music and culture and for his assistance to Israeli artists.

In recent years Doron has dedicated his life to the pursuit of peace in the region. As chairman of the Agricultural Division at the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, he was a member of the negotiation team with the Palestinians on Trade and Commerce. Among other things, he established the ‘Together as One Foundation’, for the purpose of encouraging social and cultural cooperation between Arab and Jewish youngsters.

Ron Finkel AM, Chair of Project Rozana International, paid tribute to Ronit Zimmer who was the founding Chair of Project Rozana Israel,

“We’re thrilled that Ronit has agreed to become the Executive Director and to support Doron as the organisation transitions to a new phase. Nowhere in our orbit is the impact of COVID-19 felt more keenly than in Israel and throughout the Palestinian Territories. More than ever, we need a proactive group in this region and now we have that.”

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