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10 Posts Tel Aviv, Israel
Originally from Toronto, now residing in Tel Aviv, Vivian has long been active in journalistic pursuits, practiced law for 24 years and served as the Canadian Ambassador to Israel from 2014-16.
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About Moav Vardi
Veteran Israeli journalist Moav Vardi is the Chief International Correspondent for the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, Kan, and host of the foreign affairs news show “Your World Today.”
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Ksenia Svetlova was a Member of the Israeli Knesset from 2015-19. She is an expert on Middle Eastern and Russian affairs, with her book "On High Heels in the Middle East" published in 2021.
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2 Posts Tel Aviv, Israel
Attila Somfalvi is the lead anchor of Ynet News, a major Israeli media outlet, leads two podcasts, co-hosts a radio show and was a past visiting scholar at the Institute for National Security Studies.
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About Udi Segal
Udi Segal is among Israel’s most experienced and highly regarded journalists, currently serving as the senior anchor and political analyst for one of the top TV networks in the country.
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About Ruthie Blum
Ruthie Blum, an American-Israeli columnist, is a winner of the Louis Rappaport award for excellence in commentary and author of To Hell in a Handbasket: Carter, Obama, and the “Arab Spring.”
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About Einat Wilf
1 Post Tel Aviv, Israel
Dr. Einat Wilf is the co-author of “The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Obstructed the Path to Peace,” and a former Member of the Israeli Knesset from the Labor Party.
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Natan Sharansky is perhaps the most well-known Prisoner of Zion from the USSR. He served as a Member of Knesset, Deputy Minister and Minister in several portfolios, and Chairman of the Jewish Agency.
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About Gil Troy
A Distinguished Scholar in North American History at McGill University, Prof. Troy is an award-winning American presidential historian and leading Zionist intellectual and activist.
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About Shany Mor
Shany Mor is an Adjunct Fellow at FDD, a Fellow at the Institute for Liberty & Responsibility at Reichman University and a former Director for Foreign Policy on Israel's National Security Council.
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1 Post Israel
Susan Silverman is a rabbi, writer and activist based in Israel. She is a co-founder of Miklat Israel working to provide shelter to African asylum seekers and also on the board of Women of the Wall.
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Hallel Silverman is an American-born, Israeli-raised activist and content creator in Tel Aviv. Hallel has been a leading voice online for Liberal Zionism and is an associate at the Tel Aviv Institute.
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1 Post Israel
William Kolbrener is a professor of English Literature at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan and Director of Academic Development for ISGAP (Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy).
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