Rabbi Michael Rivkin
former political prisoner (dissident) and one of the founders of BT’selem. Rivkin is an unusual figure amongst former Soviet political prisoners in Israel. He is a left- wing activist, He is not a Prisoner of Zion and therefore, his story did not enter the Zionist narrative. He sees his current activity as a direct continuation of his dissident activity during the Soviet epoch. Throughout his interview and through his personal story he told of the experiences that shaped his worldview and how he sees his political activism today in Israel verses his Soviet past.