Signatories

Jacob Perry Former GSS director (1995-1998). Chairman of the Board of Mizrahi
Tefahot and Chairman of Magal. Expert on defense and terror.
Amnon Lipkin-Shahak 15th Chief of the General Staff, IDF (1995-1998). Former government minister (1999-2001).
Amram Mitzna Former Chairman of the Labor Party, Major General (IDF), Mayor of Haifa , Head of the Appointed Committee of Yeruham.
Danny Yatom Former director of the Mossad (1996-1998).
Former Commanding General of the Central Command, Military Secretary to PM Rabin and PM Peres, and Chief of Staff and security advisor to PM Barak. Former MK.
Ami Ayalon Former Director of the GSS (1996-2000).
Former government Minister (2007-2008).
Founding member of “Blue-White Future”.
Yuval Rabin Businessman and one of the Initiative’s authors.
Danny Gillerman Former Ambassador to the UN.
Head of the Markstone Fund.
Alik Ron Major General Israel Police (Ret).
Dov Tamari Brigadier General (res.) General Staff Reconnaissance Unit commander, first chief intelligence officer in the IDF.
Att. Moshe Shachal Attorney, former MK and minister.
Dr. Yehuda Ben- Meir Deputy Foreign Minister on behalf of Mafdal (1981-1983). Founder of Meimad. Dr. of Psychology, senior research fellow, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).
Dr. Alon Liel International relations researcher and Israeli diplomat who served as Director General of the Foreign Ministry (2000-2001). Ambassador to South Africa, and Chargé d’Affaires in Turkey.
Avi Primor Deputy Rector, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. Former Israeli Ambassador to Germany and EU, and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Nathan Sharony President of the Council of Peace and Security. Major General (IDF). Former Director General of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Trade.
Prof. Shimon Shamir Middle East scholar and diplomat. Israeli Ambassador to Egypt (1988-1990) and Israel’s first Ambassador to Jordan (1994-1996).
Idan Ofer Businessman, owner of Israel Corp., chairman of the board of Better Place.
Att. Dalia Rabin Chairperson of the Rabin Center.
Former MK (1999-2003).
Colette Avital Former MK and a diplomat, Director of the Berl Katznelson Foundation.
Shlomo Gur Deputy Director of the Claims Committee, former Director General of the Ministry of Justice, deputy ambassador to the US.
Shaul Givoli Brigadier General (IDF), Major General (Israel Police). Director General of the Council of Peace and Security.
Uri Neeman Former head of the Mossad’s research wing (1989-1995).
Member of the Council of Peace and Security.
Prof. Yoram Meital Chairman of the Chaim Hertzog Center for Middle East Studies and Diplomacy. Scholar of political and national processes in the Middle East.
Att. Oded Dovrat President of the Ramat Gan College.
Prof. Eli Podeh Middle East scholar, expert in the history of the Arab world, Islam and Middle East Studies, Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr. Efrat Elron Organizational psychologist, expert on multi-national forces and Israeli interfaces with the international community.
Prof. Aliza Shenhar President of the Yizre’el Valley College. Former Israeli ambassador to the Russian Federation (1994-1997).
Dr. Matti Steinberg Middle East scholar, former advisor to GSS director. Lecturer at Princeton University.
Dr. Ephraim Lavie Middle East scholar, Colonel (Res.), former senior intelligence/research officer, Director of the Tami Steinmetz Center of Peace Studies, Tel Aviv University.
Prof. Tamar Herman Public opinion expert, expert on foreign policy and security, Open University and the Israel Democracy Institute.
Prof. Yossi Yonah Professor of Philosophy of Education, Department of Education, Ben Gurion University.
Prof. Moshe Maoz Professor Emeritus of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, expert on Syria, Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Itamar Ya’ar Colonel (Res.). Management and national security advisor, former Deputy Director of the National Security Council.
Bruno Landsberg Founder and chairman of the Sano Enterprises Ltd.
Alon Schuster Head of Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.
Dr. Alla Shainskaya Senior scientist, Weizmann Institute of Science.
Merav Michaeli Journalist and media figure, a feminist activist.
Adina Bar Shalom Founder and President of the Haredi College of Jerusalem.
Prof. Eyal Zisser Middle East scholar, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University.
Shaul Arieli Colonel (Res.), member of the Council for Peace and Security. Head of the Peace Administration in the Barak Administration.
Prof. Shifra Sagi Professor of Educational Psychology and head of the Conflict Resolution and Management Program, Ben Gurion University.
Israela Oron Brigadier General (Res.). Former Deputy Director of the National Security Council.
Avremi Adamov Businessman and entrepreneur.
Gilead Sher Colonel (Res.), attorney, former Head of the Prime Minister’s Bureau and Chief Negotiator with the Palestinians. Founding co-chairman of “Blue-White Future”.
Orny Petruschka Hi-tech entrepreneur and social activist. Founding member of “Blue-White Future”.
Avital Geva Educator, artist, social activist. Founder of the Ein Shemer Ecological Incubator.
Prof. Jimmy Weinblatt PProfessor of Economics, Ben Gurion University of the Negev. In 2010 appointed Rector of Sapir Academic College.
Danny Karavan International artist, recipient of the Israel Prize.
Mully Dor Chairman of the Executive Committee, Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED).
Dr. Eva Berger Dean of the School of Communications, Academic Track, College of Administration.
Akiva Eldar Political correspondent, member of the editorial board of Haaretz.
Prof. Eyal Benvenisti Professor, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. Expert in international law.
Att. Eti Livni Former MK (Shinui), Deputy Speaker of the Knesset 2006–2008).
Prof. Alex Mintz Dean of the School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.
Rabbi Dr. Daniel Hartman President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, Engaging Israel project director.
Dr. Mark Heller Principal Research Associate Institute for National Security Studies.
Att. Aviv Wasserman Founder and Director of the Lod Foundation.
Dr. Gershon Baskin Founder and co-director of IPCRI (Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information).
Yohanan Bayn Former ambassador to the UN between 1988-1990.
Prof. Dan Jacobson Professor of Organizational Behavior at Tel Aviv University, an expert in dealing with situations of individual unemployment, economic and political insecurity.
Avner Azulay Managing Director of The Rich Foundations in Israel.
Dr. Ilai Alon Middle East scholar, expert on Islam at Tel Aviv University Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.
Ophir Paz Pines Former Knesset member and Minister in Israeli governments from 2005 to 2010.
Avner Katz Painter, illustrator and a writer, recipient of the Israel Prize.
Micha Olman Sculptor, recipient of the Israel Prize.
Oren Magnezy Founder and Chairman of the Laurus Consulting Group, served as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Advisor.
Dr. Anat Kurtz Senior scholar at the INSS (Institute for National Security Studies), an expert on Islamist terrorism.
Prof. Gavriel Salomon Professor of Education at the University of Haifa, recipient of the Israel Prize in education.
Dr. Yoram Harpaz Editor in chief of “Educating Thinking”, expert in education.
Dr. Zvia Walden Doctor of Linguistics.
Prof. Rafi Walden Professor of Medicine, Vice – Director of the Sheba Hospital.
Baruch Ovadia Social Worker, Teacher, NGO leader and an activist in conflict-resolution dialog.
Yossi Hatsor Businessman and entrepreneur. Retired Colonel from the Israeli Air Force (IAF), Former Squadron Commander.
Naava Mashiah PA prominent businesswoman building bridges and partnerships between Israel and the MENA region. Founder and CEO of ME LINKS.
Gabi Seligsohn President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Measuring Instruments.
Yoram Yahav CEO of the Yoayh Group, specializing in futuristic strategy which supports countries, corporations and leaders.
Alice Krieger Activist and a fundraising and development consultant.
Emanuel Shaked Brigadier General (res.). Management member of Council of Peace and Security.
Shmuel Gortler Investment banker and chairman of Goren capital group.
David (Miko) Tzarfati Chairman of the IEC’s employees’ union.
Uri Dori Owner of A.dori construction corporation.
Dany Atar Head of the Gilboa regional council.
Avraham Bigger A prominent executive and a businessman.
Prof. David Newman Ben-Gurion University. Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Avner Stepak Investment banker and Businessman.
Yossi Alfi A media and theater persona, writer, teacher and storyteller.
Prof. Carlo Strenger Chair of the Clinical Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University.
Prof. Élie Barnavi historian and diplomat, former Israeli ambassador to France. Expert on European early modern history at Tel Aviv University (emeritus), Scientific Advisor to the Museum of Europe in Brussels and Scientific Director of the Forum de Paris.
Prof. Daniel Bar-Tal Branco Weiss Professor of Research in Child Development and Education at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University.
Att. Rachel Dolev Brigadier General (res.). Former senior member of the military prosecutor’s office and the chief censor.
Benny Kedar Colonel (res.), Former head of the development department, the Israeli air force’s technical alignment. Currently leading a technological project at the civil aviation authority.
Dan Halperin Former official at Ministry of Finance, political and economic commentator, former Economic Envoy in Washington, businessman, Chairman of the Israel Festival, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies.
Vivian Silver Co-Executive Director , Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development – NISPED.
Doron Libstein Businessman and internet entrepreneur.
Dan Piltz Businessman.
Michael Rothenberg Hi tech professional, specializes in business strategy. Social activist and one of the Initiative’s authors.
Koby Huberman Hi tech professional, specializes in business strategy. Social activist and one of the Initiative’s authors.

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