Board

  • Dr. Yehudit Elkana

    Chair of the Board
    Founder of Yesh Din and Machsom Watch, longtime activist; physical chemist; active in Machsom Watch and peace organizations in Jerusalem
  • Prof. Naomi Hazan

    Former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Meretz Knesset member; former president of the New Israel Fund and Chair of the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace; founder and leader of the Israeli feminist-human rights movement; Professor (Emerita) of Political Science and African Studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem; lecturer and fellow at leading universities around the world; head of the School of Government and Society at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo. 
  • Prof. Galit Hazan Rokem

    Professor (Emerita) of Hebrew Literature and Folklore at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; founder and editorial staff member of Palestine-Israel Journal; member of B’Tselem public council; activist for civil and cultural equality in Jerusalem; poet and translator.
  • Dr. Maya Kahanoff

    Lecturer in conflict resolution at the Hebrew University, Ben Gurion University and the Jerusalem Charedi College; researcher at the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace of the Hebrew University; academic director of the Palestinian Israeli Bereaved Families’ Reconciliation Center
  • Dr. Orit Kamir

    Lecturer in law; chair of the Israeli Center for Human Dignity; author of state legislation (the Law to Prevent Sexual Harassment and the Law to Prevent Family Violence); former legal advisor to the Israel Women’s Network and former board member of B’Tselem; social activist.
  • Atty. Elias Khouri

    Attorney specializing in policy issues, property and human and civil rights in Jerusalem
  • Dr. Alon Liel

    Former Director General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry; former Israeli ambassador to South Africa; expert on Israeli-Turkish relations; Chair of the Movement for Israel-Syria Peace; private consultant; college and university lecturer.
  • Dr. Asmahan Masry-Herzalla

    Lecturer at the Arab Teacher Training Institute and head of the Department of Informal Education at Beit Berl College; holds degrees in geography, urban planning and education policy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; researcher of higher education, employment and spatial distribution of minorities, particularly of the Arab community in Israel.
  • Ari Paltiel

    Demographer at the Central Bureau of Statistics; adjunct lecturer in the School of Public Health at Hebrew University and Heidelberg University; board member of Bizchut – The Israeli Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities.
  • Prof. Elhanan Reiner

    Professor of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University; expert on Jerusalem in general, and specifically on Jerusalem in the Middle Ages.
  • Nadim Shiban

    Director of Project Department at the Jerusalem Foundation; formerly served at the Department of Welfare in the Jerusalem Municipality, founder and active member of Ossim Shalom – Social Workers for Peace
  • Prof. Haim Yacobi

    Head of the Department of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University; also headed the MA program in Urban Design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Prof. Yacobi is an architect and planner, focusing on the urban as a political, social and cultural entity. He was the co-founder of Bimkom – Planners for Planning Rights.