Dr. Sarai Aharoni is a lecturer in Gender studies at Ben-Gurion University. She received her Ph.D. in Gender Studies from Bar-Ilan University, writing her dissertation on gender perspectives and the participation of Israeli women in formal Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. She has published articles on gender, peace and conflict in Israel and co-edited the book Where Are All the Women? U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325: Gender Perspectives of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (2004). Dr. Aharoni is one of the founding members of the IWC (International Women’s Commission) and has been active in promoting women’s rights in Israel as a member of Isha l’Isha-Haifa Feminist Center.
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.