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 Badir, aged 40, 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. In the past two years, he has been the deputy mayor of Kafr Qasim and in charge of the city’s environmental office. He is a former parliamentary adviser in the Knesset.
Adi is 36 years old and lives in south Tel Aviv. She graduated from the Tel Aviv University Interdisciplinary Honors Program in the Humanities and the Arts, and holds an MSc in Politics & Communications from the London School of Economics. Her master’s thesis focused on the reception of BDS among Israeli Jews, and the role that fear-related narrative construction plays in it. Adi is a musician and a graduate of the singer-songwriters’ course at Rimon School of Music. She writes and publishes political songs, as well as essays and articles that touch on the relationship between politics and popular culture and particularly music. Adi spent 4 years working at Breaking the Silence and was in charge of research and writing at the organization’s advocacy department.
Ayelet Grill-Share, aged 45, has served in senior positions in the advertising industry. She was VP of marketing and the spokesperson for the Born to Be Free NGO. In the past decade, she has served as a media consultant, specializing in diplomatic, foreign, and security policy. She is also the media coordinator of the Mitvim Institute.
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.
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.
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.
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.