Mr. Barbash was born in Beer-Sheva, Israel, in 1951, and currently lives in Tel Aviv. He served in the IDF for 11 years attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. He sustained serious injuries in the Yom Kippur War. During the Eighties he was one of the founders and leaders of the Israeli peace movement Peace Now.
To date, he has published four novels, written scripts for more than 10 features and has created countless episodes for TV serials. He has also published articles on many political, cultural and social issues in all the leading newspapers in Israel.
One of his films, Beyond the Walls, won several international prizes including nomination for the American Oscar as best foreign film. Barbash received the ADAI-WIZO Prize (Italy, 2006) and the Public`s Favorite Prize for My First Sony (Paris, Salon du Livre 2008).
All lectures are accompanied by scenes from Israeli films.
Reflections of the Israeli Palestinian conflict in Hebrew literature and cinema.
Sabra – The rise and decline of an idol.
Soldiers, war and morality - the syndrome of shooting and crying.