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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018


Ilana Dayan

Investigative journalist

The host of Uvda ("Fact" in Hebrew), the leading investigative and current affairs program on Israeli television, Ilana Dayan is one of Israel's leading journalism and television personalities. Dayan was born in Argentina and immigrated to Israel with her family at the age of 6. She was drafted into the IDF during the First Lebanon War in 1982 and served as producer, editor and correspondent for the Israel Army Radio. Dayan was the first woman correspondent in the station's history. Afterwards, she studied law at Tel Aviv University and went on to complete her Ph.D. at Yale University. A member of the Israeli Bar Association, Dayan has grappled with issues of free speech in Israel both as a lawyer and as a reporter. (Photo: IDF.)


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