Board
Members

Alan Feldman, President

Teacher, Head of School
Researcher & Scientist

As an educational researcher, Alan has helped develop models for student research that connect classrooms across the country and across the world.

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Ben Linder, Vice-President

Co-owner of LunchBots, an environmentally sustainable lunchbox manufacturer
Ben Linder was born in Jerusalem and emigrated to the US as a child in 1976. During his time in Silicon Valley, Ben served as a leader in J Street’s local chapter, and as a liaison to Rep. Anna Eshoo.

Sulaiman Khatib, Vice-President

Co-founder of Combatants for Peace

Sulaiman Khatib is Co-Founder and co-Director of Combatants for Peace, and was nominated for the 2017 & ’18 Nobel Peace Prize, on behalf of Combatants for Peace.

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Mindy Mercado, Treasurer

Oncology Regulatory Affairs Professional

Mindy has served in Global Regulatory Affairs since 2012. She works as a conduit between local (US) and global scientific teams and national health authorities.

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Don Raphael, Treasurer

Chief Executive Officer and a Director, at Italfoods

Don Raphael started his career as a CPA for Grant Thornton in the early 1980’s. Currently he has been the Chief Executive Officer and a Director, at Italfoods,

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Luma Eldin

Creative Strategist & Organizational Consultant

Luma is a creative strategist who applies a design thinking approach of problem solving to her work. Based on this approach, she develops research, strategies, and implementation programs for her clients.

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Aziz Abu Sarah

Founder and CEO Mejdi Tours
First Palestinian to run for Mayor of Jerusalem

Aziz Abu Sarah is an entrepreneur, speaker, peace builder and author. He is a National Geographic Explorer and a TED Fellow. In 2009, Aziz co-founded MEJDI Tours.

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Lisa Genn

Lawyer, Community Organizer & Activist

Lisa works with leaders in communities most deeply affected by societal injustices on community-based campaigns improving civic literacy, engagement and empowering underserved communities in the political arena

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Gili Getz

Photojournalist, Actor, and Activist

Gili Getz is an Israeli-American artist. He served as a military photographer for the Israeli army and as a news editor for Ynet. His work in recent years has been focusing on American Jewish political activism.

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Nizar Farsakh

Middle East Expert, Farsakh Training & Consulting, LLC

Nizar Farsakh is a trainer, private consultant, and public speaker who focuses his work around leadership, negotiation and advocacy. He has served as an adviser to senior Palestinian leaders:

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Annie Berdy

Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
Annie built a successful commercial real estate company and now applies her resources to nurturing the ecosystem of Palestinian and Israeli activists transforming the current inequities and injustice through nonviolent initiatives.

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