About

I am the executive director of New Israel Fund in Australia, an organisation committed to realising the values of Israel’s Declaration of Independence by funding organisations working for justice, equality and democracy for Israelis and Palestinians.

I am a former national chairperson of the Australian Union of Jewish Students and was a columnist for the Australian Jewish News. I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Deakin University and an Executive Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne.

I’m lucky that as part of my job I have been able to interview and participate in events with some remarkable speakers, including former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, leading Labor politician Penny Wong, and eminent choreographer and dancer Ohad Naharin.

I’ve also facilitated discussions about challenges to democracy and the Trump administration with former Israeli deputy speaker of the Knesset Naomi Chazan and New York Times columnist Roger Cohen, the challenge of covering Israel-Palestine in Australia and abroad, and on being a progressive politician with leader of the Australian Greens Adam Bandt and former Meretz leader Tamar Zandberg.

You can see a full list of the op-eds I’ve written, events and interviews I’ve facilitated, and times I’ve been quoted in the press.

The best way to get in touch with me is to send an email to liam AT liamgetreu DOT com or DM me on Twitter.