Meet Our Team

Adv. Yifa Segal


Founder and Director of the International Legal Forum (ILF). Ms. Segal has a BA in Law from the University of Haifa, and an MA in International Relations from the University of Tel Aviv.

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, Mrs. Segal was a leading member of Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center's legal team.

Ms. Segal is an expert on the Middle East and International law and offers lectures on various topics, including:  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. 

Michael Mukasey

a lawyer and former federal judge who served as the 81st Attorney General of the United States. He was appointed as Attorney General by President George W. Bush following the resignation of Alberto Gonzales. Mukasey also served for 18 years as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, six of those years as Chief Judge. Mukasey was the second Jewish U.S. Attorney General. Mukasey is currently a partner at the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. Mukasey, pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) is registered as working on behalf of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

Shahar Azani

Executive Director of Stand With Us Northeast U.S., a global Israel education organization, dedicated to sharing Israel's story in word and deed. Previously the Spokesperson of the Consulate General of Israel in New York and a former diplomat at Israel's Foreign Ministry.

Lynne Bursky-Tammam

is our New York Area Coordinator. She lives in New York and has a doctorate in Education from Columbia University.

Adv.  Nadav Steinman

is a new Oleh to Israel. He is originally from Canada and obtained his law degrees from McGill University in Montreal. He was a corporate partner in the global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, and now maintains his connection with the law firm as a consultant. He brings his experience working in jurisdictions around the world to the fight against BDS, terrorism, and antisemitism.

Adv. Russell (Avraham) Shalev

An Israeli lawyer at the International Legal Forum. He has worked at the Israeli Ministry of Justice, commenting and working on relevant policy. He clerked at Herzog, Fox, Neeman in the International Public Law department, focusing on security export control, anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance. Russell has a BA in political science from McGill University, an MA in Middle Eastern studies from Bar Ilan University, and an LLB from Bar Ilan.  

Adv. Ciara Fried

An olah from Australia who graduated from the University of Western Australia with a BA, LLB. Admitted to practice in 2007 and works in the fields of corporate, tax, wealth and estate planning. A member of several fiduciary boards. In 2017 completed a course in Public Diplomacy and Advocacy at Bar Ilan University. 

Adv. Jeremie Bracka

Jeremie Bracka is a Post-doctoral Fellow and lecturer in the law faculty at the Hebrew University Minerva Center for Human Rights (Jerusalem) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg).  He lectures in constitutional law, human rights law and transitional justice. Jeremie has previously published in the Oxford University Press and the Melbourne Journal of International law. In 2019, he won the Monash Law Student Publication Prize for his contribution to Law and Memory: Towards Legal Governance of History (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

 Adv. Eric Aviv

obtained his law degrees from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. He has practiced as a lawyer in civil and criminal litigation in the Netherlands. He made Aliyah in 2008 and is now a practicing advocate and notary in Israel.

Nicole Smith

works as the ILF Executive Administrator and in Donations Relations. She is qualified social worker who made aliyah from England. Nicole has worked with various charities supporting people directly and managing teams. She also has a BA in Hebrew and Israeli Studies from the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS).

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