Emanuel Shahaf is a former senior official of the Prime Minister’s Office and serves as Vice Chairman of the Israel-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chairman of the Israeli-German Society. Arieh Hess is a former director of the Zionist Council (המועצה הציונית) and served in senior positions in the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization. They are co-chairmen of the Federation Movement (www.federation.org.il).
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.