Team

  • Dr. Ofir Haivry | Chairman

    Vice President of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem; Head of the Initiative for National Strategy of the Herzl Institute;
    published books and articles on political thought, regional strategy, and Jewish history and Zionism.
    Holds Ph.D. in History from the University College of London (UCL).
    @haivry 

  • Meir Buchnick | CEO

    Formerly a foreign policy adviser on Capito Hill. In addition to his role CEO, Meir is also the Deputy Director at the Kohelet Policy Forum, and a lawyer on the Forum litigation department.

    He is a graduate of Bar Ilan Law School and of  The Jewish Statesmanship Center in Jerusalem. His writings have appeared in various Israeli and American media outlets on the topics of the Israeli Justice system and on U.S.-Israel relations.
    mbuchnick@golancoalition.org

  • Eden Bar Tal | Member of the Executive Committee

    Entrepreneur and businessman; former Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Communications (2009-2013).
    Holds a Master’s degree at Law from the University of London and a Bachelor’s degree at Law from Tel Aviv University.

  • Dr. Jonathan Spyer | Senior Research Fellow

    Journalist and analyst of Middle East affairs; The director of the middle east center for reporting and analysis (MERCA) and a fellow at the Jerusalem institute for strategic studies (JISS).
    Holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and MA in Middle East studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.