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MEET OUR PROFESSIONAL TEAM

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ARSEN OSTROVSKY

Arsen Ostrovsky is a leading human rights attorney and CEO of the International Legal Forum. He has previously addressed the United Nations, US Congress, European and British Parliaments, the Bundestag and French Senate. He has also lectured at the U.S. Naval Academy and frequently writes and appears in leading news publications and TV. In 2018, Arsen was awarded the Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize in ‘Israel Advocacy’ and in 2022 was recognized by The Algemeiner as one of the Top 100 people in the world positively influencing Jewish life. He is also one of the leading advocates for Israel on-line, where his posts reach tens of millions of people each month. Arsen previously practiced in corporate and international law in Australia and the United States.

Human Rights Attorney & CEO

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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 ,and his MA in International Relations from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.  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.

Head of Operations

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Cindy Hurwitz

In 2016, Cindy and her family embarked on a journey from South Africa to Israel. She joined the ILF to assist in the fight against antisemitism, a cause close to her heart. With a background in creative creation and digital marketing, Cindy brings a unique skill set to our team. She assists in crafting compelling digital and multimedia content, actively participating in the ongoing digital battle against antisemitism.

Digital & Multimedia

MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD

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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

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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 currently 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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