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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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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.

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.

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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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.

Daniel Beaudoin

Daniel is an expert on how international aid to the Palestinians is used to name and shame Israel. He also fights antisemitism and Holocaust denial.

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.

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.

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.

Michael Margaretten Cohen

Early leader Jewish environmental movement: founding faculty, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies: Conflict Resolution faculty, Bennington College: author, Einstein's Rabbi.

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,