Meet TAU alum and documentary filmmaker Itai Anghel, one of the most prominent television journalists in Israel. Itai is known for his unique fieldwork and in-depth documentaries. He has the unique ability to deeply and fearlessly explore the most dangerous hot spots around the globe, while intimately connecting with all parties involved. He covered the conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Rwanda, Kenya, Congo, Lebanon, Gaza, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq and Syria, among other places.
Itai Anghel is the recipient of the 2017 Sokolov Prize — Israel’s Pulitzer — for his groundbreaking work covering Bosnia. He was then the youngest-ever recipient of the prize. Anghel has also been on the frontline in the fight against ISIS and the breakup of the Middle East as we knew it.
He is a featured producer on UVDA, Israel’s leading documentary and current affairs program, and has won the Israeli Forum for Documentary Filmmakers’ Award for Best TV Documentary in five of the past six years. Anghel won the 2010 Cutting Edge Award at the London International Media Awards for his “superb and unbiased cover of the Middle East.” He also founded a humanitarian project to help women raped during the Congolese Civil War.
The project establishes clinics staffed by Israeli gynecologists in the jungles of East Congo to help the victims and provides ongoing support to local medical and nursing personnel. Anghel is a Tel Aviv University alum, and a lecturer at TAU, IDC Herzliya and Open University, and has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University.
Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Biblical Studies
The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities Tel Aviv University
He is known for his unique field-work and in-depth documentaries. He has the unique ability to deeply and fearlessly explore the most dangerous hot-spots around the globe, while intimately connecting with all parties involved.
During his career Anghel covered the conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Haiti, Indonesia, Chechnya, Rwanda, Kenya, Congo (DRC), South Africa, Lebanon, Gaza, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq and Syria, among other places.
In recent years his assignments took him mainly to Syria and Iraq to the front line against ISIS and the breakup of the Middle East as we knew it.
Anghel is the only Israeli journalist who has been covering the Islamic State from within.
Itai Anghel works in the Israeli TV – Channel 2 for the documentary and current affairs program – ‘UVDA’.
For the past six years his works won five times the award for ‘Best TV Documentary’ on behalf of the ‘Israeli forum for documentary filmmakers’.
in 2010 Mr. Anghel won the ‘Cutting edge award’ in the ‘International Media Awards’ in London for his “superb and unbiased cover of the Middle East”.
Beside his journalistic work Itai Anghel also founded a humanitarian project to help women raped in the civil war in Congo, where Israeli gynecologists set up clinics in the jungles of East Congo and on going guidance to local medical and nursing personnel.
Mr. Anghel is also a lecturer on world conflicts at Tel Aviv University and IDC In Herzliya.
In The past summer he’s been a guest lecturer in Harvard University in Boston.
ISIS – The day after – A look from within
A lecture by Itai Anghel
These days we are witnessing a historical change in the Middle East. Sovereign states are being disintegrated, millions are fleeing and by doing so changing also the nature of the European continent.
The mayhem began with the rising of a new force, organised and savage unlike any other – The Islamic State.
The ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS) has been orchestrating massacres in Iraq and Syria, executes whoever they consider different from the radical Islam they preach, crucifies Christians, burying civilians while they’re still alive, kidnapping and selling women and threatening to form an islamic Caliphate that will rule the Middle East and way beyond.
These days, the Islamic State is battling for its survival, following the joint international effort to defeat the organization, but its jihadist ideology remains. In the meantime, on the wrecks of the Islamic State, an unprecedented Shia crescent makes Iran the dominant force in Syria, Iraq and South Lebanon.
Itai Anghel, who was just awarded the ‘Sokolov Prize’ – the highest award for journalism in Israel – has been three times inside Syria and six times in Iraq. He is the only Israeli journalist who has been covering the region from the fall of Saddam Hussein to the present days breakup of Syria and Iraq.
In this lecture he presents rare encounters with ISIS fighters, dynamic and updated maps of the region and exclusive pieces of his documentaries from Iraq and Syria over the years that helps to understand the process that led to the rise and the fall of the ‘Islamic State’ and the Jihadists in the region. By understanding the process that led to the rise of ISIS we will also be able to to understand the day after ISIS and the possible re-emergence of the organization’s ideas.
Event at a glance:
Date: 15 April, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Hosted By: Micki and Sam Mizrahi