Gilead Sher is an attorney and former Israeli senior peace negotiator and Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Ehud Barak, heads the Center for Applied Negotiations at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv. He is a co-founder of the Israeli non-partisan organisation Blue White Future that advocates for a two-state solution. Sher was a lecturer and visiting scholar at Harvard Law School in 2016.
Our Voice of the Week is Ms. Iraq 2017 who travelled to Israel last week to speak at the AJC Global Forum 2018 about her hopes for the future of the Middle East. Sarah Idan’s family was forced to flee Iraq after an Instagram photo with Israel’s contestant Adar Gandelsman went viral last year.