Hagai El-Ad is director of B’Tselem. El-Ad has a wealth of experience in human rights advocacy, including a six-year term as director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel,as well as serving as the first director of the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance. He holds an MSc in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics from 1997 to 2000.
Our Voice of the Week is The Jerusalem Report interview with Yohanan Plesner, the President of the Israel Democracy Institute and a contributor to our upcoming edition of Fathom Journal: Israel at 70. The interview also features Dorit Beinisch, the former President of the Supreme Court of Israel. They discuss their belief that Israel can strike the right balance between being a strong democracy and a Jewish state.