Meir obtained a bachelors degree in Law and Economics and a master degree in public and international law, all from the Hebrew University. He currently serves as the Kohelet Policy Forum Executive Director.
Ran is the Deput Director of Kohelet Policy Forum. He has conducted numerous Israel advocacy speaking tours in the United States. He is the Project Manager of the IJC – The Israeli Jewish Congress. Previously, Mr. Bar Yoshafat worked for the Legal Department of the Knesset, was the director of the Jerusalem District of the EZ-Way Psychometric Company, and instructed special classes for struggling minorities. He laso led groups of “MASA” young adults participants in Israel and has given lectures to a wide group of audiences on various matters relating to Israel and project building.
A member of the IMPACT! Alumni club (Scholarships for IDF soldiers) and has been active with the Jewish Agency for Israel – the Zionist seminars and the Summer Delegates, and with StandWithUs, WUJS and other pro-Israel organizations. Mr. Bar-Yoshafat has an L.L.B from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, an MBA from Tel-Aviv University, and an MA from Haifa University
Prof. Moshe Koppel is a member of the department of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University and serves as chairman of the Kohelet Policy Forum.
He received his PhD in mathematics from Courant Institute and did post-doctoral work in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Koppel’s main areas of research in computer science include machine learning and social choice theory. His work on authorship attribution is used widely in commercial, legal and security applications. Koppel has also published two books and many articles on Rabbinic literature, with special emphasis on logic and probability. He also co-founded and co-edited the journal Higayon, which is devoted to these topics.
Koppel’s political activity includes co-drafting two proposed constitutions for Israel, including a joint proposal with Michael Eitan, formerly chairman of the Knesset’s Constitution and Law committee. Several laws that Koppel drafted have been passed by the Knesset.
In addition to his role as Deputy Director, Meir Buchnick is also a lawyer at the Forum’s litigation department.
Meir is the founder and Co-President of the Jerusalem-Washington Center (JWC). Previously, Mr. Buchnick worked on Capitol Hill as Congressman Doug Lamborn’s foreign policy staffer and at Israel’s Ministry of Justice.
He is a graduate of Bar Ilan Law School and of the yearlong policy training program at The Jewish Statesmanship Center in Jerusalem. His articles have appeared in various Israeli and American media outlets on the topics of the Israeli Justice system and on U.S.-Israel relations.
Obtained a BA in political science and criminology from Bar Ilan University. Worked as parliamentary assistant in the 19th Knesset and later as a content editor for Channel 20.