Simon Gordon served as speechwriter to Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub and Douglas Carswell MP. Previously, he was the assistant editor of Mosaic Magazine in New York. He represents Kol Nefesh Masorti Synagogue on the Board of Deputies.
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.