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 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.