CCJ: Irris Makler Lunch

Iris Makler

Irris Makler is an Australian foreign correspondent and author. She will talk about her new book, Hope Street, Jerusalem a reporter’s memoir and a love story, set in Jerusalem during the Intifada. It’s funny, sad, insightful and still optimistic.

Irris is an Australian foreign correspondent and author. She will talk about her new book, Hope Street, Jerusalem a reporter’s memoir and a love story, set in Jerusalem during the Intifada. It’s funny, sad, insightful and still optimistic. Journalist Ellen Fanning said she “drank it like a milkshake.”

Irris Makler is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has been based in the Middle East for nine years.

She has filed stories from Jerusalem, Gaza, Baghdad and Cairo for radio, television and online news services around the world - including the ABC, and Channels 7 and 9. She now also files for the new Australian e-zine, theglobalmail.

Irris worked for the ABC for 9 years, on all its leading news and current affairs programmes, before becoming the ABC's Moscow correspondent in the year 2000. Irris has reported extensively from Afghanistan and was one of the first journalists on the scene after 9/11. She wrote about these experiences in the highly acclaimed Our Woman in Kabul.

Irris has always been interested in the stories women can tell and what affects their day-to-day lives. She has a good ear for languages and a cast-iron stomach—two out of the three requirements for doing her job. Unfortunately, she has no sense of direction.

What: Council of Christians and Jews: Irris Makler Lunch

When: Thursday 14th March 2013 at 12.15pm until 1.30pm

Where: East Melbourne Synagogue, Albert Street, East Melbourne

Cost Entry fee, including kosher light lunch, $15.00

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