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ARSEN OSTROVSKY

Arsen Ostrovsky is a leading international human rights lawyer and voice in the pro-Israel community. He has spoken before the UN Human Rights Council, in parliaments across Europe, to audiences in North America, as well as regularly addressing the Knesset and other high-level forums. He is considered an expert on Antisemitism, Israeli – Palestinian conflict, BDS Movement and international law. In 2018, Arsen was awarded the Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize in ‘Israel Advocacy’.Most recently, Arsen was recognized by JNS as one of the ‘Top 40 Advocates for Israel.’ Arsen holds a number of degrees, including a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from the University of Wollongong (Australia), where his Thesis focused on the International Criminal Court and the principle of Universal Jurisdiction.

CEO & Advocate

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ADV. NADAV STEINMAN

Adv Steinman is a retired corporate partner in the global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. He brings his experience working in jurisdictions around the world to the fight against BDS, terrorism, and antisemitism. Nadav obtained his law degrees from McGill University in Montreal.

Board Chair & Senior Counsel

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ASHER STERN

Asher is the  Head of Operations  of the ILF. Born in South Africa, Asher moved to Israel in 2009. Asher has his BA in Government, Strategy and Diplomacy from the IDC, graduating as part of the prestigious Argov Program in Leadership and Diplomacy which seeks to prepare around 20 exceptional IDC students in their final year of B.A studies for future leadership positions in Israel and in the Jewish world. Asher has vast experience in the field of fighting antisemitism and BDS on college campuses around the world as well as educating students (both Israeli and international) on how to deal with this phenomenon wherever it appears. He is currently pursuing his MA in International Relations at the Hebrew University,Jerusalem. 

Head of Operations

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In the years 2013-2014 Ms. Segal was the Joint Director of Tazpit Press Service (TPS), the only Israeli news agency disseminating news reports and footage in real-time from Israel to media outlets across the world. Prior to 2013, Ms. Segal was a leading member of Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center's legal team.Ms.Segal Founded and lead the ILF until 2021. Ms. Segal is an expert on the Middle East and International law as well  as specializing in such issues as :  Terror Funding in the West - The Exploitation of Non -Profit Organizations Charitable Foundations, Modern Technology Etc.; The BDS Movement, Global Antisemitism, Women's Right's in The Middle East and Immigrants Communities. Ms. Segal has a BA in Law from the University of Haifa, and an MA in International Relations from the University of Tel Aviv.

Founder

YIFA SEGAL

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MICHAEL MUKASEY

Judge Mukasey assists the International Division’s efforts in North America and serve in a leadership position.

Judge Mukasey served as the 81st Attorney General for the United States between November 9, 2007 and January 20, 2009. Judge Mukasey also served for 18 years as a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, six of those years as Chief Judge.

He is the recipient of several awards, most notably the Learned Hand Medal of the Federal Bar Council, and is a partner at the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton.

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SHAHAR AZANI​​

Shahar Azani is founder and principal at Fourth Dimension Strategies, and a Senior Vice President at JBS, Jewish Broadcasting Services. Azani was formerly Executive Director for StandWithUs Northeast Region, and served as an Israeli diplomat at Israel’s Foreign Ministry for over 15 years, including Israel’s Consulates General in Los Angeles and New York. Before embarking on this career path, Mr. Azani practiced Law at Haim Zadok and Company, based in Tel Aviv, focusing on litigation. He has a law degree (LLB) as well as a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

ADV. RAN BAR-YOSHAFAT

Ran is an author, attorney, media commentator and public diplomacy expert, specialising in international law and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is currency also the Deputy Director of the Kohelet Policy Forum and previously served in the Legal Department of the Knesset.

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NAVAH EDELSTEIN

Navah is an expert in public-private partnerships (PPP), with a focus on external relations, Israel-Diaspora and advocacy. She has over 10 years of experience in strategic planning and operations; implementation of complex productions and project development, capacity building and management, having previously served as Vice-President at 'Concert - Together for Israel'

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NATHAN GELBART

Nathan is an attorney and founder of the law firm Gelbart Legal, with offices in Tel Aviv and Berlin. In addition to having decades of experience as a commercial lawyer in Germany, Nathan is also admitted to the bar in Israel. He has also litigated numerous cases in Germany and Europe, in the fields of antisemitism and BDS.

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