Full name: Daphna Baram
Area of interest: Israel and Palestine
Journals/Organisation: Various, incl. The Guardian, New Statesman, Independent, Jewish Quarterly, Ha'aretz and Yediot
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Career: Daphna Baram was born in Jerusalem in 1970. She served in the Israeli army as a teacher for two years. She graduated with a law degree from the Hebrew University in 1995 and became a member of the Israeli Bar Assiciation 1996. She worked for 5 years (1992-1996) with Lea Tzemel, the human rights lawyer, mainly representing Palestinians in military courts in the occupied territories. She was (1996-1997) the editor of Mitsad Sheni ("On the other hand"), a Hebrew-language political magazine published by the Alternative Information Centre -- which also published the English-language News from Within. She worked in the Jerusalem-based weekly Kol Ha'ir for 5 years, as feature writer, commentator and News Editor. She was a fellow of the Reuters Foundation Programme at Green College in Oxford (October 2002-April 2003) and then a Senior Associate Member of St Antony's College, Oxford (June 2003-April 2004) a period in which she wrote Disenchantment: The Guardian and Israel.
She is a daughter of Haim Baram. In the 1950s, her grandfather, Moshe Baram (1911-1986), was head of the Jerusalem Workers' Council; he also served as a cabinet minister in Yitzhak Rabin's first government.
(source: PIWP database)
Current position/role: freelance writer and journalist
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