John Lyndon is executive director of OneVoice Europe, former board member of Chatham House’s Under 35’s Steering Committee and a visiting fellow at King’s College London. Joel Braunold is executive director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace and contributor to Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post. Joel has been working at the intersection of civil society and geopolitics for the past six years, and he works regularly with the US State Department, USAID and the National Security Council on the needs of the peace building community.
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.