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Guest Lecturers

David Horovitz

David Horovitz is the founding editor of The Times of Israel. He is the author of "Still Life with Bombers" (2004) and "A Little Too Close to God" (2000), and co-author of "Shalom Friend: The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin" (1996). He previously edited The Jerusalem Post (2004-2011) and The Jerusalem Report (1998-2004).

Gil Hoffman

Gil Hoffman is the chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post. Well-connected to Israeli and Palestinian leaders, he has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets.

Micah Odenheimer

Micha Odenheimer is a journalist, rabbi, and social entrepreneur who founded Tevel b'Tzedek, an Israeli organization doing development work and offering a Jewish platform for service learning with impoverished and marginalized communities in the developing world. Micha has written for numerous publications from Ethiopia, Somalia, Iraq, Burma, Bangladesh, Indonesia.

Nitsana Darshan Leitner

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is an Israeli attorney, human rights activist, and founder of Shurat HaDin Israeli Law Center. She is known for her legal activism, especially lawsuits and legal actions brought on behalf of terror victims against terrorist groups, their leaders, and financial patrons. In addition, her law office has brought civil actions against numerous banks and financial institutions for aiding and abetting Islamic and Arab groups engaged in terror attacks. Nitsana is also a media personality appearing in the press, radio, and television. Her appearances include Israeli talk show programs, Voice of Israel radio, CNN, BBC, European television, the Jerusalem Report, and many other American and Canadian publications. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner was a winner of the Moskowitz Family Foundation "Oz Tzion" Prize and was named one of the 50 most influential Jews by The Jerusalem Post.

Yair Zivan

Yair Zivan is the Foreign Affairs Advisor and International Media Spokesperson to Yair Lapid, the head of the Yesh Atid party. He has worked as the political Campaigns Director at the Union of Jewish Students, a Press Officer at the IDF, and as the International Media Coordinator for President Shimon Peres. He manages Kol Voice Seminars, an educational company specializing in Israel education, activism and Jewish identity.