So…Mobius kindly invited me to join the Jewschool blog team, which I really appreciate.

My name’s Asaf, born and raised in Israel and moved here this summer – now I’m a philosophy student at NYU. Please excuse any of my grammatical mistakes – English is my more or less second language.

Back in Israel I was mostly active in the Youth Refusal movement a.k.a. the Shministim. Here in NYC I am co-founder of the Israel Forum. Our last event with Tony Judt at Columbia University packed a 400-person auditorium.

Here’s an essay I published in CounterPunch: From Israeli Refusenik to Organizer: AWOL in New York.

One more thing – my nickname is only temporary. And thanks again Mobius.