Executive Director

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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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Dr. Zohar Kohavi

Zohar Kohavi has a Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, and a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He headed the editing and translation unit at the Open University of Israel’s publishing house, taught at academic institutions in Israel and abroad, worked as an editor and translator, and served as managing editor of the Journal of Levantine Studies essay section (Van Leer Institute Press). He is a former researcher at the Hazan Center for Social Justice and Democracy, a certified mediator, and has volunteered at the Tel Aviv Sexual Assault Crisis Center, where he was also a member of the board of directors .His book, Carthage, was published in 2021.

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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.

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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 daughter and partner. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.