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Hen Mazzig


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Hen is a writer, international speaker, social media activist and advocate for his country. Hen’s family comes from Iraq and North Africa, giving him a unique background for his talks, in which he shares his family’s story and the story of 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries. As a young Israeli, Hen served in the IDF for almost five years as an openly gay commander. From 2013-2015, Hen was the Campus Coordinator for a pro-israel campus group in the Pacific Northwest, during which he fought countless BDS resolutions on college campuses. From 2015-2017 Hen led the Israel Education Department for a pro-Israel advocacy organization. His awards winning articles and op-eds can be found in Haaretz, the Jerusalem Post, The Forward, Times of Israel, Jewish Chronicle, International Business Times and more. Today he also volunteers as the head of the Transgender and Health department at the National Israeli LGBTQ Task Force "The Nir Kates Center" in Tel Aviv.


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