Haggai is the Co-Director of Local Call and the Executive Director of 972 ‚Äì Advancement of Citizen Journalism, an Israeli nonprofit committed to human rights, democracy, social justice and ending the Israeli occupation. The nonprofit publishes two independent media outlets: +972 Magazine, operating in English since 2010, and Local Call, operating in Hebrew since 2014, and co-published with Just Vision.
Haggai is an award-winning journalist and political activist. Before his current position he was a co-founding editor of Local Call, a blogger on +972 Magazine, and had written for Ha'aretz, The Forward and other outlets. Haggai is also a board member of the Journalists' Union in Israel.
In 2002, Haggai was imprisoned for two years for refusing Israeli military conscription. Since then, he has been active in various anti-occupation organizations, labor unions, educational activities and initiatives for peace, equality and social justice in Israel-Palestine.