Hagit Ofran is co-director of Settlement Watch, a project of the Israeli peace movement, Peace Now. The project serves as a resource on West Bank and East Jerusalem settlement issues for Israeli politicians, diplomats, international media and the Israeli public. Formerly, she has worked as personal assistant to Yossi Beilin whilst he served as Minister of Justice, and for the Geneva Institute.
Our Voice of the Week features two of Israel’s smaller parties, both aiming to shake up the Knesset, one new and one old. Gonen Ben Yitzchak, former Shin Bet agent, is a co-founder of The Protest Movement for State Leadership party and active in the recent ‘Yellow Vest’ protests in Israel. Yariv Oppenheimer, former head of Peace Now, is a candidate for the left-wing Meretz party.