Aliza Lavie is an Israeli academic and politician. She currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Yesh Atid, and is a senior lecturer at the School of Communication at Bar-Ilan University. She is a well-known author, publicist, media personality, and social activist. She was Executive Director of the Public Council for Youth Exchange between 1990 and 1996, and founder and chair of Matan (Beit Midrash) Netanya and A Voice (Religious Women’s Forum), an organisation which served as a founder of the Committee of Management and sexual harassment. Lavie is also a member of the Kolech forum for religious women.
Our Voice of the Week is Dr Tamara Cofman Wittes, speaking at an IISS event in London, which asked: Is the US abandoning the Middle East? Dr Wittes is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. The event was chaired by Emile Hokayem and took place on 4 March 2019.