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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.

Yonah Jeremy Bob

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

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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.

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.

Gonen Ben Itzhak

This is an unbelievable story about friendship between son of an Israeli general and the son of one of Hammas's founders: trust and betrayal in the shadow world of intelligence,

Oded Revivi

Leader, statesman, and mayor. A global commentator, he promotes Judea/Samaria and builds bonds with Efrat's Palestinian neighbors. Serves as a mentor to new Israeli mayors.

Owen Alterman

Senior correspondent at i24NEWS, covering Israeli politics, diplomacy, and society. Explaining Israel to the world, day and night, with the TV clock counting down.

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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, IDF Lieutenant-Colonel (Res.), former senior IDF legal advisor, expert speaker and commentator on the law of war and Israeli legal affairs.

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.’

Ilan Evyatar

Ilan Evyatar is a former editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Report magazine. His book "Target Tehran" will be published by Simon & Schuster in fall 2023.

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.

Marc Schulman

Having divided the last 47 years between Israel and the US, Marc serves as Newsweek columnist in Tel Aviv, speaking about politics, history, the military, economy, and society.

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.

Mike Wagenheim

Correspondent for an Israeli TV network and Jewish news service, Mike gives a detailed, contextual view of America's ties with Israel and the Middle East. Go beyond the headlines.

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.