General Presentation

  • Co-founding member of Indymedia Israel with Bryan Atinsky and Guy West
  • Designer and productor of the magazine Khan, produced by Indymedia Israel
  • He is described on November 13, 2002 as “one of the most important media activists in Israel today. He works with numerous grassroots environmental, human rights and social groups. Ronen is one of the founding members of Indymedia-Israel. Over the years he has participated in many non-violent direct actions and worked and various creative campaigns on both local and global issues. As a young adult, Ronen served in the Israeli military, both in Lebanon and occupied Palestine, but as he became more politically aware, he has since refused to serve. Now Ronen only enters occupied Palestine to do anti-occupation political work”1).

Current functions


  • November 14, 2002 : film screening and discussion on the movie “The Face of Israel's Radical Left”, in Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, sponsored by sponsored by the Young Arab Leadership Alliance (YALA - Georgetown University). Description: “Ronen will show a short film which discusses the problems faced by Israeli anti-occupation groups and how they can be better supported. He will also share his own experiences working in and with these groups and individuals, and emphasize the importance of media activism. Some of the groups that will be discussed are: Indymedia, Ta'aayush, Refusniks, Black Laundry, ICAHD, Green Action and anarchist groups. Introducing Ronen will be Charles Lenchner (Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel)”2).
  • November 14, 2002 speaking at the Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine (CPAP) in Washington, DC : “Ronen Idelman, founder of Indymedia, an independent Israeli media outlet, discussed the influencing of Israeli public opinion. Indymedia's goal is to bring an end to the occupation by making information available to Israelis via several magazines, a Web site and documentaries. Its agenda stretches beyond the occupation, Jewish colonies, and borders to include social change, within Israel and the Palestinian territories alike. “The one-agenda groups always remain small,” explained Idelman”3).
  • September 2000: goes with Bryan Atinski, also activist in Green Action, to the anti-World Bank protest in Prague (Czechoslovakia) with a group of 40 israeli activists from different groups. Ronen meets, among others, Yuli Romachenko, journalist in Yedioth Aharonoth, who will work lately for Khan magazine.
  • In the mid-1990s, activist in Green Action. Participates to the protests against the trans-Israel highway (route 6).
  • 1996-1997 shares an appartment in Tel Aviv with Nir, from Hanitzotz Publishing House
  • Studies in Tel Aviv. Meets Bryan Atinsky and Guy West
  • Born in Jerusalem where he grows up






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Other information

  • Date of birth :
  • Place of birth: Jerusalem
  • Gender: M
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  • Language(s): Hebrew, English


Participation in the Alternative Media Global Project

  • No
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