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Linda Gradstein

Linda Gradstein is an award–winning journalist who spent 20 years as the Jerusalem correspondent for NPR. She also teaches journalism at NYU-Tel Aviv.

Sarah Tuttle-Singer

Sarah Tuttle-Singer is the New Media Editor at Times of Israel, and the author of "Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered". She writes about her life, and enjoys meeting new people.

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Amotz Asa-El

Bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and Hartman Institute Fellow Amotz Asa-El is the Jerusalem Post's senior commentator and former Executive Editor

Daniel Polisar

Dr. Daniel Polisar is Executive Vice President of Shalem College in Jerusalem. He writes and lectures on Zionist history, Israeli society and politics, and Biblical thought.

Gideon (Gidi) Grinstein

Gidi masters the art of vision, strategy and leadership. Through the Reut Group, he built many ventures addressing big challenges facing Israel, the Jewish People and humanity.

Joseph Gitler

In 2003, Joseph Gitler founded Leket Israel as a one-man volunteer operation to respond to the growing hunger, poverty and food waste in Israel.

Marc Schulman

Having divided the last 44 years between Israel and the US, Marc serves as Newsweek columnist in Tel Aviv, speaking about politics, history, the military, economy, and society.

Matan Hodorov

From Israel's Start-Up Nation to Social Protests: With 15 years of covering decision making in Israel, TV Journalist Matan Hodorov reveals the untold story of the country's Economy

Michael  Bassin

Tech executive and author, specializing in Arab-Israeli business development. He's lived openly as a Jew in Egypt and the UAE and served in the IDF as an Arabic translator.

Rachel Hallote

Rachel Hallote is an archaeologist who works in Israel. Her research involves biblical history as well as the intersection of politics and archaeology in Israel.

Yonah Jeremy Bob

Yonah Jeremy Bob is an author, lectures on foreign affairs and is Jerusalem Post Intelligence, Terrorism and Legal Analyst. He has spoken since 2000 in the US, Canada and Israel.

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Aaron Leibowitz

Founding Rabbi of Chuppot, providing weddings in Israel outside the Rabanut. Former Jerusalem City Council Member. Inspirational teacher, Feminist, Storyteller and Troublemaker.

Aryeh Green

Inspiring and dynamic, an expert in regional affairs, media issues & Israel history, Aryeh brings a passionate centrist approach to the challenges facing Israel & the Jewish world.

David Benjamin

International lawyer, Rabbi, IDF Lieutenant-Colonel (Res.), former IDF legal advisor and expert speaker on Israel in international law. He also teaches Jewish ethics in warfare.

Dorit Sasson

Award-winning author and inspirational speaker, Dorit Sasson uses her story of struggling with Reverse Culture Shock/leaving Israel as a catalyst for finding a home in Pittsburgh. 

Eetta Prince-Gibson

After five years as Editor-in-Chief of the Jerusalem Report, Eetta is Israel Editor of Moment Magazine and contributes often to Haaretz, The Forward, Global Post and WomenseNews.

Elhanan Miller

Rabbi Elhanan Miller is a Jewish educator, journalist, and director of People of the Book, an online initiative geared at teaching Arab audiences about Jewish faith and culture.

Elliott Mendes

As an expert with a career in the U.S.-Israel relationship, politics and current events in the Middle East, Elliott has a unique insider perspective and keen analysis to share.

Gershom Gorenberg

Gershom Gorenberg is an Israeli historian and journalist. His latest book is ‘War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East.’

Gershon Baskin

Dr. Gershon Baskin is best known for facilitating the release of Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit. He is a leading Israeli scholar and peace activist.

Gil Troy

Gil Troy is Professor of History at McGill University, the author of the bestselling "Why I Am a Zionist," and a weekly columnist for the Jerusalem Post & the Huffington Post.

Jordan Herzberg

Lt. Col. Jordan Herzberg has been active in security affairs for 20 years. As a track two diplomat, Jordan participated in secret negotiations between Israeli and Arab leaders.

Josh Shron

For 20+ years, Josh has hosted "Israel Hour Radio". He's obsessed with Israeli music, and wants to share his passion with Jewish communities worldwide.

Laura Ben-David

Laura Ben-David is an award-winning photographer whose love of Israel and adventure fuels her photos - and her talks. Author, bridge-builder, settler, lover of life.

Laura Wharton

Dr. Laura Wharton immigrated to Israel from the US. She served in the IDF, was a kibbutz member and now teaches at Hebrew University while serving on Jerusalem's City Council.

Michael Freund

Former Deputy Communications Director for PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Veteran Jerusalem Post columnist. Founder & Chairman of Shavei Israel. Raised in NY, made Aliya over 20 years ago.

Mike Wagenheim

People talk about changing their life. Mike did it. This single American (very) secular Jew became an Israeli, husband, father, Torah student and TV reporter - all in 15 months.

Miri Shalem

Miri Shalem is an Orthodox Sephardic activist. The CEO of the Institute for Zionist Strategies & writer for Makor Rishon. She has a BA in Economics and an MA in Gender Studies.

Neta Hanien

The inspiring story of the Jewish & Arab visionaries who founded Juha's, an award winning social business developing a sustainable economy in the poorest Israeli Arab village.

Noga  Kainan

Kainan is a well-known figure in the Israeli economy. She is co-author of the best seller Hebrew book: "ISRAEL - Island of Success", president of associations of senior executives.

Nora Gold

Dr. Gold, winner of two Canadian Jewish Book Awards, is an author, editor, dynamic speaker & former prof, knowledgeable about social issues, literature, & the overlap between them.

Robbie Gringras

World-renowned solo theater performer, inspirational speaker, charismatic teacher, and one of the most creative voices calling for honest complex relations between Jews and Israel.

Sarah Bernstein

Director of the Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue, Dr. Sarah Bernstein has spent 20 years developing innovative approaches to interreligious peacebuilding in Jerusalem.

Tomer Persico

Dr. Tomer Persico is a Shalom Hartman Institute Scholar in Residence and teaches at UC Berkeley. His book, "The Jewish Meditative Tradition," was published in 2016

Yair Tarchitsky

Yair Tarchitsky is the Chairman of the Union of Journalists in Israel and the Movement for Public journalism. He also serves as a board member of the Israeli Press Council

Yoaz Hendel

Yoaz Hendel is an historian, journalist, publicist, and chairman of the Institute for Zionist Strategies. Former Director of Communications for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,