Team Peers

Research Peers


Einat Ovadia

Einat Ovadia holds a BA in East Asian Studies and Chinese from the Hebrew University, and an MBA from the College of Management in Rishon Letzion. For the past 10 years she has served in various key positions in Israeli politics in both coalition and opposition. For the past five years she has served as chief of staff to the former head of Meretz party, Mrs. Zehava Galon, and managed numerous political campaigns for candidates and lists in national and municipal elections.


Aaed Bader

Born in 1979 and lives in Kafr Qasim. Holds a bachelor’s degree in governance, administration and law, and a master’s degree in public policy from Tel Aviv University. He has been the deputy mayor of Kafr Qasim and in charge of the city’s environmental office in 2019-2021. A member of Meretz party, he is head of the party’s Arab political department and was a parliamentary adviser in the Knesset.


Hadas Bashan

Journalist and digital director, with a bachelor’s degree in law and broad experience in the Israeli media world as a writer (Haaretz, Mako, At Magazine, Pnai Plus), editor (Saloona), marketing content manager, screenwriter, and playwriter. Hadas comes to Zulat after nearly three years as a reporter and editor of the website Kolzchut‘s marketing content. Nowadays, she regularly writes weekly columns for Haaretz and At. Lives in Tel Aviv with her daughter Ayelet and Sheila the dog.

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Tal Hilel

Graduated with a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Bar Ilan University.

Has experience in the field of criminal law, with specialization in economic crimes.

Volunteered at the public defender’s office and at the aid centers operated by the movement to fight poverty. Advocates the values ​​of equality and human rights.


Hila Israel

Hila has a bachelor’s degree in social education from Tel Hai Academic College and a master’s degree in public policy from Tel Aviv University.

For nearly a decade, she managed social projects in the field of education and in the third and public sectors, including in WIZO Israel and the Bat Yam Municipality. Served as a political adviser to MK Michal Rosin (Meretz) in the 24th Knesset. 

The values that guide her work are equal rights and solidarity.


Adv. Eitay Mack

Lawyer and human rights activist advocating for accountability in defense exports and for the rights of Palestinians hurt by the State of Israel and its security forces.


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Noa Tal 

Noa has been working for civil human rights organizations promoting dialogue and equality for over a decade. Prior to joining Zulat, Noa managed an inter-religious peace project for an international organization. She spent seven years working for B’Tselem, a human rights organization, processing information about human rights violations in the occupied territories and managing the data department.
Noa has a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Psychology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is currently completing her master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies at Tel Aviv University. 

She lives near Jerusalem with her two children and partner. 


Yasser Abu-Arisha

Arabic teacher, journalist, language editor and translator, a native of the village of Fureidis.

He is also a journalist who wrote for the news site “Local Conversation” and was the editor of the Arabic version of the critique site “The Sting”. Yasser is a political and social activist and was Meretz MK Musi Raz‘s spokesman in the 24th Knesset until August 2021.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in management and political science from Tel Aviv University, where he is currently studying for a law degree.



Guy Arditi

After his discharge from military service in IDF Radio’s digital department in 2017, Arditi established an independent business: Guy Arditi – Online Advertising.

Today, along with a team of workers, he provides comprehensive digital services to a variety of clients, such as civil society organizations, academic bodies, elected officials, and business entities.

Arditi has worked on more than five national and local election campaigns. Concurrently with running his business, he has chosen to contribute as much as possible to entities that essentially engage in doing good.

He is an avid gardening enthusiast.

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Shoshana Michkin

Now happily retired, after a 44-year career as a Hebrew-English translator and media monitor/analyst at the American Embassy in Israel. Holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science. Lives in Herzliya.


Nitsan Nezer

Graphic designer specializing in branding, print and social media. Graduated from the Department of Visual Communication at HIT Holon Institute of Technology.

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Dr. Adv. Shelly Kamin-Friedman 

Shelly is a lawyer and researcher in the field of public health law. Her research deals with the tension between individual rights and the public interest in the field of health. Her doctoral thesis examined the legal, ethical, and political aspects of strategies to promote vaccination. She lectures on medical law and public health law at three Israeli universities. In parallel, she is a qualified mediator and owns a law firm that deals with medical malpractice cases.


Dr. Maha Sabbah Karkabi


Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Tel Aviv University (2015), a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London (2015-2016), a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Sociology at Tel Aviv University (2016-2017), and a postdoctoral fellowship Ph.D. at the Humphrey Institute for Social Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (2018-2020).
Dr. Maha Karbahi’s areas of interest focus on the connection between social change, family behavior, and gender inequality in societies in the process of change and specifically in Palestinian Arab society in Israel. Her research draws attention to the study of family life and employment, using a combined “ethnic lens” and “gender lens” and paying attention to the perspective of Palestinian Arab women, a group characterized by intersections between multiple marginal locations, which over the years has remained hidden from the research eye. Dr. Karkabi-Sabah’s research is published in professional journals and chapters in scientific books that are considered pioneers in family research, work, and gender equality.


Prof. Frances Raday

Professor Emeritus in the Lieberman Chair in Labor Law, in the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University and serves as a full professor in the College of Management’s academic track, where she also serves as chair of the graduate program and as honorary president of the Concord Center for International Law Absorption. Radai was a member of a working group of the UN Human Rights Council on discrimination against women. In addition, she is a prominent and feminist human rights activist.


Dr. Rawia Aburabia 

Faculty member of Sapir Academic College’s School of Law, received her PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research deals with the interface between law, gender, minorities, and human rights. Has published in leading journals on the subject of the matrimonial laws pertaining to Muslim women in Israel. Her book Under the Law, Outside Justice: Polygamy, Gendered Citizenship, and Colonialism in Israeli Law is expected to be published as part of the Gender Series of Kibbutz Meuhad Publishing House.

Dr. Aburabia has extensive experience in international human rights and public law. She has worked as a jurist for the Association for Civil Right and has been invited as a specialist to address such international forums as the United Nations and the European Parliament on the subject of indigenous communities and minority rights. She has interned with Human Rights Watch in Washington DC, and has been a member of the executive board of Amnesty International. In 2018, she was selected by the magazine Globes as one of the 40 most promising young persons in Israel under the age of 40.



Ron Kessler

With over two decades of experience in the field of digital content, Ron has participated in numerous political and social campaigns. He helped run the digital activity of senior public officials, and worked in various NGOs. Ron is a fundamentally optimistic man, who believes that Israel can be changed and so can people. Lives in Tel Aviv.