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 the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) panel discussion ‘Countering Hezbollah’s Transnational Criminal Enterprise’ with Derek Maltz, former DEA official; Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow at FDD; and Tony Badran, Research Fellow at FDD. Kelly Jane Torrance, Deputy Managing Editor of The Weekly Standard, moderated the conversation. On 25 January the House of Commons will hold a debate on whether to proscribe the whole organisation as a terrorist entity (currently only the military wing is a terrorist organisation under UK law).