Professor Alan Johnson
Editor of Fathom.
Deputy Editor of Fathom and Research Associate at BICOM.
Deputy editor of Fathom.
Dr. Tal Becker
Israeli lead negotiator in the Annapolis talks, fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and international associate of the Washington Institute for Near
Author of Terror and Liberalism, Power and the Idealists and The Flight of the Intellectuals.
Former political editor of the Jewish Chronicle and a former political editor of the New Statesman. He is founder of youth employment charity The Creative Society.
Sir Trevor Chinn CVO
Vice President of the Jewish Leadership Council and member of the board of BICOM.
Writes frequently on international affairs for the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Haaretz, Tablet and many other outlets
Dr. Alan Craig
Dr Alan Craig is the Pears Lecturer in Israel and Middle East Studies at the University of Leeds.
Dr. Toby Greene
Dr Toby Greene is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow at Queen Mary University of London’s School of Politics and International Relations. He is published widely in both scholarly and general publications and the author of Blair, Labour & Palestine: Conflicting Views on Middle East Peace After 9/11 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013).
Noga Emanuel is Fathom’s film critic and a literary translator and course designer/animator at MCLL, McGill Community for Life Long Learning, in Montreal. She has reviewed ‘A Quiet Heart’ and ‘Maktub’.
Dr. Jacob Eriksson
Dr. Jacob Eriksson is a Lecturer in Post-war Recovery Studies at the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), University of York.
Director of Mossad from 1998 to 2002. Author of Man in the Shadows: Inside the Middle East Crisis with a Man who Led the Mossad (2006).
Military correspondent and defence analyst for Haaretz and one of Israel’s leading media experts on military and defence issues.
Brigadier General (res.) Michael Herzog
Former Chief of Staff to four Israeli ministers of defence and former head of the IDF’s Strategic Planning Division.
Dr. Sara Hirschhorn
Dr. Sara Hirschhorn is a University Research Lecturer and Sidney Brichto Fellow in Israel Studies at Oxford University.
Dr. David Hirsh
Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, London, founder of the Engage campaign against antisemitism on the UK Left.
Professor Clive Jones
Clive Jones is Professor of Regional Security in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University.
Chairman of the Jewish Chronicle and author of Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England.
Dr. Emily B. Landau
Senior research fellow at INSS and head of the Arms Control and Regional Security Program.
Dr. Sarit Larry
Dr. Sarit Larry is co director of Mahapach-Taghir, a feminist Jewish-Palestinian organisation dedicated to social change through education, community empowerment, promoting of equal opportunity, and closing educational and social gaps.
Contributing editor at the Financial Times and Director of Journalism at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
Dr. Elham Manea
Dr. Elham Manea is an Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at Zurich University. Manea is also a writer and human rights activist. She has published academic and non-fiction books in English, German, and Arabic as well as two novels in Arabic. Her latest book is Women and Shari’a Law – The impact of legal pluralism in the UK (I.B.Tauris, 2016). In addition to her position at the University of Zurich, she is a consultant for a number of Swiss government agencies and international human rights organisations. In 2010 the Swiss Federal Council appointed her as a Member of the Federal Commission for Women Affairs, a position she still holds today.
Professor Andrei S. Markovits
Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Yossi Mekelberg
Associate Fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House.
Dr. Alan Mendoza
Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society and Director of the Israel Diaspora Trust.
Former Director for Foreign Policy on the Israeli National Security Council.
Dr. Joshua Muravchik
Fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University and author of many books including Trailblazers of the Arab Spring: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East, and Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel.
Professor Donna Robinson Devine
Professor in Jewish Studies and Professor of Government, Smith College.
Member of the board of BICOM and Chairman of CRU.
Dr. Jonathan Rynhold
Director of the Argov Center for Israel and the Jewish People, Bar-Ilan University and a research associate of The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.
Professor Anita Shapira
Professor Emeritas at Tel Aviv University, where she held the Ruben Merenfeld Chair for the Study of Zionism. Since 2008, she has been a senior fellow of the Israel Democracy Institute.
Dr. Asaf Siniver
Dr. Asaf Siniver is a lecture at Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham and held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2011-2013) on the Third Party Mediation in the Arab-Israeli Conflict. His latest book is Abba Eban: A Biography (Overlook Press).
Professor Philip Spencer
Philip Spencer is Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kingston University, England, where he is also Director of the Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of Rights, Conflict and Mass Violence. His latest book is Genocide since 1945 (Routledge, 2012).
Professor John Strawson
John Strawson is an author and law professor at the University of East London School of Law, where he teaches International law and Middle East Studies.
Professor Asher Susser
Professor of Middle Eastern studies at Tel Aviv University and former director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies.
Dr. Einat Wilf
Einat Wilf served as a member of the Knesset for the Labour Party and Independence from 2009-2013. Author of Winning the War of Words: Essays on Zionism and Israel.
Professor Michael Walzer
Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, prominent American philosopher and public intellectual, editor of Dissent magazine.
Michael Wegier served until 2019 as Chief Executive of UJIA. He is now a consultant to global Jewish NGOs in the areas of strategy, change management and fundraising. Michael has worked in Jewish education and Israel engagement in the UK, Israel and the USA.
Professor Alexander Yakobson
Associate Professor of Ancient History at Hebrew University and co-author of Israel and the Family of Nations: The Jewish Nation-State and Human Rights.