Sima Shine is a senior research fellow at INSS. Prior to that, she served as deputy director general at the Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, where she was responsible for the Iranian file (2009-2015). In this framework she was heavily involved in the diplomatic contacts in recent years on the Iranian issue. Sima also served as deputy head of the National Security Council for Strategic Affairs (2008-2009), as well as head of research at the Intelligence Division of the Mossad (2003-2007).
Ezra Friedman is a project manager at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), a nonpartisan, foreign policy think tank in Tel Aviv, Israel. He holds a BA in Governmental Studies from IDC Herzliya in Israel, and specializes in global affairs, conflict resolution, counter-terrorism, and homeland security.
Our Voice of the Week is Likud LGBT Caucus Charman Evan Cohen. On i24 News, he analyses whether right wing parties in Israel will heed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call, and unite ahead of April’s elections in order to avoid some of those parties dropping below the electoral threshold, ensuring the victory of the center-left bloc.