Gil Bringer, LLD, was formerly a senior advisor to Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked where he was responsible for government and Knesset affairs. Bringer also served as the coordinator of the Ministerial Committee on Legislation and as the coordinator of the Shaked-Levin Governance Committee
Dr. Ronen Shoval is the dean of the Tikvah Fund, Israel, and a researcher of political philosophy. He is a publicist, the co-founder of the Im-Tirzu movement, and a former chairman of Professors for a Strong Israel. Dr. Shoval is also the founder and the CEO of the hi-tech company AI-BLINK
Professor Moshe Koppel is the founder and chairman of the Kohelet Policy Forum, and a member of the faculty of Computer Science at Bar Ilan University. He received his PhD in mathematics from Courant Institute and did post-doctoral work in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton
ד”ר יורם חזוני הינו פילוסוף ישראלי, חוקר תנ”ך ותיאורטיקן פוליטי. הוא נשיא מכון הרצל, יו”ר מכון אדמונד ברק ומייסד ויו”ר לשעבר של המרכז האקדמי שלם…
אלענה מייזל היא סמנכ”לית קרן תקווה בישראל ויו”ר הפורום למשפט וחירות. היא עבדה עבור קרן תקווה בארצות הברית וישראל במשך תשע השנים האחרונות…
ד”ר רן ברץ כיהן בשנים 2017-2016 כראש מערך ההסברה בלשכת ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו. חוקר נושאי מדיניות לאומית שונים, ובעיקר ביטחון, כלכלה וממשל, ומרצה במוסדות אקדמיים וחינוכיים רבים….
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Amiad Cohen is the Director-General of the Tikvah Fund, Israel, and the publisher of the Hebrew-language intellectual journal, Hashiloach. He served for several years as the chief executive of his native settlement of Eli and as the head of the Business and Industry Innovation departments of the Mateh Binyamin Development Company. He is also a partner in several business initiatives in the fields of security and technology.
Gil Bringer, LLD, was formerly a senior advisor to Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked where he was responsible for government and Knesset affairs. Bringer also served as the coordinator of the Ministerial Committee on Legislation and as the coordinator of the Shaked-Levin Governance Committee.
He is currently a doctoral candidate at the department of law at the Hebrew University, and writes a popular column focused on law and democracy for the Globes financial newspaper. Bringer also lectures and directs a legal clinic at the Ono Academic College.
Dr. Ronen Shoval is the dean of the Tikvah Fund, Israel, and a researcher of political philosophy. He is a publicist, the co-founder of the Im-Tirzu movement, and a former chairman of Professors for a Strong Israel. Dr. Shoval is also the founder of the hi-tech company BLINK. He formerly chaired the board of the Uri Zvi Grinberg Heritage Center.
Rabbi Chaim Navon is a research fellow at the Tikvah fFund, and a prolific author, thinker and publicist. He teaches Gemara, Halacha and Jewish thought in Yeshivat Har Etzion, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Midreshet Nishmat. He has written many bestselling books on Jewish topics as well as three novels. His last book “Freedom” is a dystopian novel. He writes a weekly column for Makor Rishon.
Sara Haetzni-Cohen is chairwoman of the My Israel movement, a Zionist movement that promotes pro-Israel values and action by utilizing social networks and activism. In 2016, Haetzni won the Moskowitz Prize for New Initiatives. She is a regular columnist for Makor Rishon.
Ricky Maman is a research fellow at the Kohelet Public Policy Forum. She is the Co-founder of “HaDor Haba – Parents for Free Choice of Education” and “Tacharut – the Movement for the Freedom to Work.” She holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology, cinema and education, and a master’s degree in public policy. She formerly headed academic programming at the Tikvah Fund, Israel, and was a project manager at the Jewish Statesmanship Center. She has authored several policy papers on education.
Aylana Meisel is the Deputy Director-General of Tikvah Israel and the chair of the Israeli Forum for Law and Liberty. She has worked for Tikvah in the United States and Israel for the last nine years, assisting in mission development, strategy, and implementation across the Fund’s educational activities. She has overseen the recruitment of thousands of talented students and young and senior professionals to Tikvah educational opportunities .
She obtained her bachelor’s degree at the Macaulay Honors College, Queens College, and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Her work has been published in outlets including Mosaic, Hashiloach, Commentary Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, and the Washington Free Beacon. She lives in Jerusalem.
Professor Moshe Koppel is the founder and chairman of the Kohelet Policy Forum, and a member of the faculty of Computer Science at Bar Ilan University. He received his PhD in mathematics from Courant Institute and did post-doctoral work in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton.
Koppel’s main areas of research in computer science include machine learning and public choice theory. His work on authorship attribution is used widely in commercial, legal and security applications. Koppel has also published two books and many articles on Rabbinic literature, with special emphasis on logic and probability. Koppel co-founded and co-edited the journal Higayon, which is dedicated to these topics
Koppel’s political activity includes co-drafting two proposed constitutions for Israel, including a joint proposal with Michael Eitan, formerly chairman of the Knesset’s Constitution and Law Committee. Several laws drafted by Koppel have been passed by the Knesset.
Yoav Sorek is the Editor-in-Chief of Hashiloach – The Israeli Journal of Thought and Public Policy, and the former founder and editor of the Shabbat cultural section of Makor Rishon. He is also the former founder and editor of the Segula historical journal. He has been engaged in seeking and defining Israeli Jewishness for several years, devoting several papers and his book “The Israeli Covenant” (2015) to this topic. Sorek served as an advisor to the minister of tourism Benny Elon and as director of “The Israeli Initiative” project aimed at solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Dr. Yoram Hazony is an Israeli philosopher, Bible scholar and political theorist. He is President of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem, Chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation and the founder and former head of the Shalem Academic Center in Jerusalem. He is also the Director of the John Templeton Foundation’s project in Jewish Philosophical Theology.
Hazony conductsresearch and writes in the fields of philosophy and theology, political theory and intellectual history. His most recent book, “The Virtue of Nationalism,” won the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Conservative Book of the Year Award in 2019. His previous books include “The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture,” “God and Politics in Esther,” and “The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel’s Soul.” His articles and essays have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, and The New Republic, among others.
Simcha Rothman is an attorney, activist, and author. He is the founder of, and partner in, the Rothman-Lev law firm which specializes in public and constitutional law. Rothman also serves as the legal adviser to the Movement for Democracy and Governability. The Movement promotes public policy aimed at restraining the power of the state legal advisers and increasing the governance of elected politicians. Rothman lectures regularly on matters of politics, law and the government structure in Israel. His first book, about the so-called “constitutional revolution” in Israel and its detrimental effects on Israeli society, was published in 2019.
Dr. Ran Baratz served as the director of communications for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office between 2016-2017. Baratz conducts research on matters of national policy, chiefly security, economics and government. He lectures on philosophy, history, and Zionist thought at numerous Israeli academic and informal educational institutions. Dr. Baratz also initiates and directs many conferences and international intellectual programs on matters of politics and policy.
Dr. Baratz is the founding editor of the Hebrew-language conservative news site Mida and a columnist for Makor Rishon. He regularly publishes op-eds, essays, and studies in leading Israeli and American newspapers and periodicals.
Galit Distel Atbaryan is an author and publicist. She writes opinion pieces regularly for the Yisrael Hayom daily newspaper and her cultural and political commentary is regularly featured on the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation. Ms. Distel Atbaryan also writes literary reviews for Ha’aretz. She was a regular guest on Channel 20’s “The Patriots” and was a radio host for Galei Yisrael and Galei Tzahal. She is a business owner in the fashion industry.
Omer Moav is a professor of economics at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, and at the University of Warwick, UK. His research relates to economic growth and development. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Michael Landau Prize. Between 2009-2010 he served as senior economic advisor to then-Minister of Treasury Yuval Steinitz. Professor Moav appears regularly as an economic commentator for Israel’s leading media outlets.
Amit Segal is the political correspondent for Israel’s Channel 2 News and a political columnist for Yediot Acharonot. He formerly served as political correspondent and radio host for Galei Tzahal. Segal is considered one of Israel’s senior journalists and has been recognized and commended by Israel’s leading media outlets and various civil society organizations for his work. He lectures regularly to the public. His television series “The Days of Binyamin,” about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, appeared in late 2019.
Charles A. Murray is an American political scientist, sociologist, and writer. He is the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. His book “Losing Ground,” which discussed the American welfare system, is considered one of the most influential works of political economy of recent years.
Eric Cohen has been the Executive Director of the Tikvah Fund since 2007. He was the founder and remains Editor-at-Large of the New Atlantis, serves as the Executive Director of the Jewish Review of Books, and is the publisher of Mosaic Magazine. He currently serves on the boards of directors of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Witherspoon Institute, and National Affairs, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of First Things. Mr. Cohen has published in numerous academic and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, The New Republic, First Things, and numerous others. He is the author of “In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology” (2008) and co-editor of “The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics” (2002). He was previously managing editor of the Public Interest and served as a senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics.
Akiva Bigman is the author of How Netanyahu Turned Israel into an Empire, and a writer for the Israeli daily, Yisrael Hayom. Bigman is an investigative journalist who was formerly the editor of Mida. Previously he worked as a legal correspondent for the Israeli daily Makor Rishon. He holds an MA in Jewish history from Bar Ilan University.
Michael Doran is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. and is a specialist in Middle East security issues. In the administration of President George W. Bush, Doran served in the White House as a Senior Director in the National Security Council as well as a Senior Advisor in the State Department and a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. He was previously a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and held teaching positions at NYU, Princeton, and the University of Central Florida. He is the author of several books—most recently, Ike’s Gamble— and has published extensively in Foreign Affairs, the American Interest, Commentary, Mosaic, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
Mem Bernstein – venture philanthropist – is the Chairman of The AVI CHAI Foundation, a leader in Jewish education; and a trustee of Keren Keshet – The Rainbow Foundation, whose signature project, Nextbook, promotes Jewish literature, culture, and ideas through the Jewish Encounters books series, and its website, www.tabletmag.com. In the late 1980s, Mrs. Bernstein authored two books that resonate with today’s baby boom generation: Aging Parents and You published in the US, and The Sandwich Generation, published in Israel.
Gadi Taub is an Israeli historian, journalist, publicist, screenwriter and author. He is a senior lecturer at in public policy and communications at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Taub is one of the leading voices in Israel criticizing the culture of post-Zionism, political-correctness and the overreach of the Israeli judiciary. He is a regular op-ed contributor to the daily Haaretz.
Yonatan Green is the Executive Director of the Israeli Forum for Law and Liberty. He is a licensed attorney in Israel and the State of New York, and a graduate of the Hebrew University School of Law. His previous legal experience includes working as an associate attorney at a Jerusalem-based commercial law firm, and as a researcher on law and policy at the Kohelet Policy Forum. Most recently, he was a technical project manager for Mobileye, a leading Israeli hi-tech company.
Dr. Roy Yozevitch is a multidisciplinary Israeli writer, lecturer, and researcher. His doctoral dissertation in Electronics and Computer Science dealt with Artificial Intelligence and earned him the prestigious Wolf Scholarship. His postdoctoral research deals with neuroscience. Dr. Yozevitch has published two bestselling books about excellence, learning, and thinking. He lectures in his field of research and writing in both academic institutions and to the general public. He also lectures in the Branco Weiss Institute’s “Atidim” program, which contributes to the promotion of youth in the Israeli periphery. In recent years he has been developing a startup for diagnosing learning disabilities through machine learning. His third book “Intelligence – The Inconvenient Truth”, in which Yozevitch presents his research in the field of human intelligence, will be published by the Shibolet press.
Eli Groner is the managing director of the Israeli branch of the KDT investment fund. He served as the executive director of Israel Prime Minister’s Office between the years 2015-2018, where he spearheaded major social-economic reforms including decreasing bureaucracy and cost of living, advancing Israel’s natural gas program, managing the business licencing reform, and overseeing the establishment of Israel’s National Cyber Security Authority. He also led the implementation of advanced management methods in Israel’s public sector, especially with regards to transparency and public access to government databases. In the past he dealt in strategic advising for McKinsey & Company. He has also served as Israel’s economic envoy at the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C.
Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer heads Tikvah’s Haredi division, and is founding editor-in-chief of the groundbreaking Haredi journal “Tzarich Iyun.” A qualified lawyer and former intern at Israel’s Supreme Court, Pfeffer is also a rabbinical judge, a community rabbi, a yeshiva educator and a lecturer at Hebrew University’s Law Faculty. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and eight children.
ריקי ממן היא עמיתת מחקר בפורום קהלת. ממייסדי ‘הדור הבא: הורים למען בחירה בחינוך’, וממייסדי ‘תחרות – התנועה לחירות בתעסוקה’. ממן היא בעלת תואר ראשון בפסיכולוגיה וקולנוע מאוניברסיטת תל אביב, תואר בחינוך ותעודת הוראה ממכללת הרצוג, ותואר שני במדיניות ציבורית מהאוניברסיטה העברית. לשעבר מנהלת אקדמית בקרן תקווה, מנהלת תהליכים בחברת “תובנות” ומנהלת פרויקטים במכללה למדינאות. פרסמה ניירות מדיניות בתחום מדיניות חינוך.
The Tikvah Fund is a philanthropic institution and think tank, aimed at cultivating intellectual and civic excellence within the Jewish People and the State of Israel. Tikvah accomplishes its mission through its support of educational and intellectual projects, where the greattexts on policy, morals, and economics are presented and studied.
The Israeli Forum for Law and Freedom advances a conservative legal approach in Israel, based on a deep tradition of legal and political thought. Our mission is focused on advancing scholarship, debate, and discussion on: the separation of powers, judicial restraint, individual freedoms, and the reduction of the intervention of the state. The Forum is presently focusing its activity on law students and university legal departments, as well as the broader community of jurists in Israel
Hashiloach – The Israeli Journal for Thought and Policy offers a range of thorough and wide-ranging intellectual articles ranging from the concrete questions of public policy to the philosophical roots of the discourse in which we participate. Our articles are non-academic, but written with intellectual rigor, integrity, and precision.
The Argaman Institute aims to cultivate a new generation of Zionist intellectuals to crystallize and debate the foundational ideas of Israeli conservatism. The Institute offers a variety of academic programs, exposing participants to serious thought whose study will contribute to the building and flourishing of Israeli society. Argaman attracts excelling, talented, and ambitious students who want to delve deep into the foundations of political philosophy, economics, Zionism, culture, and society – and join the future generation of the leading intellectuals in Israel.
Tzarich Iyun is a Charedi magazine devoted to Torah-based thinking. The magazine aims to inspirea probing discussion of social and Torah issues which require more serious inspection and reflection. The magazine has tens of thousands of readers every month and has quickly become an influential platform in shaping Charedi discourse in Israel.
“HaDor HaBa – Parents for Choice in Education” is a national organization of Israeli parents invested in improving the Israeli educational system. HaDor HaBa aims to increase the influence of parents on the quality of their children’s education in three key ways:
ending registration areas and allowing full choice for parents as to where their children study
expanding educational options and encouraging entrepreneurship and competition in the field of education
and promoting quality teaching through flexible employment of teachers.
“The Association for the Public’s Right to Know” is the oldest media watchdog in Israel. Since it was founded in 1995, the Association has worked to promote a fair and balanced medica. In the past few years, the Association has seen that viewpoint imbalance in the Israeli media is primarily caused by government subsidies, which detach an irresponsible journalistic establishment from the interests and agenda of the Israeli public. The Association works to reduce regulation on the media, limit the harms of public broadcasting, and advance awareness of social networks as a free alternative to the establishment media.
המרכז הירושלמי לענייני ציבור ומדינה הוא מכון מחקר עצמאי המתמקד במחקרים ובניתוחים אסטרטגיים, מדיניים ומשפטיים – ובהפצתם בקרב מקבלי ההחלטות ומעצבי דעת קהל בארץ ובעולם באמצעות ניירות עמדה, ספרים ופרסומים. רבים ממחקריו של המרכז עוסקים בזכויותיה של ישראל על-פי המשפט הבינלאומי, בטרור הגלובלי, בגרעין האיראני ובבחינת רעיונות חדשים לפתרונות אזוריים במזרח התיכון.
The Movement for Governance and Democracy aims to preserve the proper balance between the branches of government in Israel. MGD works to strengthen the governance of elected representatives and the options they have to advance a policy reflecting the will of their constituents, the citizens of the State of Israel.
MGD aims to restore the court system to its proper place and prevent too great a concentration of power and authority in the hands of the judiciary. MGD believes that such a concentration harms the separation of powers, the proper government and administration of state institutions, and the public trust in the various governmental systems.
Mida is a daily news magazine covering the fields of economics and defense, education and culture, academia, law and political thought. We aim to provide readers with new information on Israel and expose Israelis to news and thinking from around the world. We also analyze various initiatives and issues in the world of Israeli public policy, often proposing efficient alternatives.
Shibolet Press translates the best of conservative and rightwing thought from around the world for an Israeli audience – books which have stood the test of time and whose ideas have real-world implications. Shibolet aims to expand the boundaries of Israeli intellectual discourse.
Shalem Academic Center Press aims to advance the deepest thinking in a range of topics in Hebrew culture and contribute to the expansion and enrichment of public discussion in Israeli society. The press focuses on translating the best of philosophical works in the fields of the philosophy of religion, science, and politics.
Yehi – A Poetic-Political Journal is a dynamic platform for nationalistic Israeli creative works. Yehi is published in print and online and presents Hebrew creative works of all the printed and visual varieties, as well as the cinematic, theatrical, and musical arts. Following in the path of Uri Tzvi Grinberg, Yehi seeks to occupy a central place in the national voice in Hebrew culture.
The New Liberal Movement is a non-partisan movement aimed at increasing the civic and economic freedoms of Israel’s citizens in the spirit of liberalism. Individual freedom, by our lights, is a sine qua non for advancing Israel socially and economically. Only a free and tolerant society, in which the individual rights of every person and every citizen is respected, and in which they can pave their own path as they wish without harming a similar path of another, can flourish and be robust
צ’ארלס מאריי הוא חוקר מדע המדינה, סוציולוג ומחבר פורה. משמש עמית מחקר במכון היזמות האמריקני, מכון חשיבה שמרני בוושינגטון הבירה. ספרו “מתקדמים לאחור” העוסק במדיניות הרווחה האמריקנית, שראה אור בעברית בהוצאת שיבולת, הוא מהחיבורים המשפיעים ביותר שנכתבו במאה העשרים על מדיניות כלכלית.