• Meir Rubin - Neria

    Meir Rubin - Neria

    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.

  • Dr. Aviad Bakshi

    Dr. Aviad Bakshi

    Dr. Aviad Bakshi is the head of the legal department in Kohelet Policy Forum. Dr. Bakshi, a former Hesder Yeshiva teacher, completed his first and second law degrees at Bar Ilan University with honors and was admitted to the Israeli bar after his internship in the High Court Department at the State Attorney's Office. Dr. Bakshi wrote his doctoral thesis as part of the president's scholarship for excelling ph.d students on the "proper constitutional significance of Israel as a Jewish state," which won the Begin Award 2012. During his doctorate Dr. Bakshi was a research fellow at the Schwartz Institute of Political Philosophy Studies at Beit Morasha.
    Since 2004, Dr. Bakshi has been involved in legislative and constitutional initiatives as an independent scholar, a member of the IZS constitution team, the legal editor of MK Michael Eitan and Prof. Moshe Koppel's proposed constitution, head of Weiler Foundation's legislative project at Bar Ilan University and director of the Berliner Institute - a clinic for legislative initiatives at the Ono Academic College.
    The research conducted by Dr. Bakshi in public law focuses on issues relating to the identity of Israel as a democratic nation-state and issues related to separation of powers. Alongside his work at Kohelet, Dr. Bakshi teaches Constitutional and Administrative Law at Ono Academic College and Bar Ilan University.

  • Adv. Meir Buchnick

    Adv. Meir Buchnick

    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.

  • Itamar Yakir

    Itamar Yakir

    Obtained a BA in the interdisciplinary program of Philosophy, Economics and Political Science as well as in the Amirim honors program from Hebrew University. Holds an MA in Public Policy and is currently a Ph.d student.

  • Shuky Blass

    Shuky Blass

    Dr. Shuky Blass lives with his wife and four children in the Negev. Blass wrote his Ph.d dissertation in history at The Hebrew University about the anti-Israel propaganda in Western Europe..

    Shuky Blass is the head of Kohelet's media department

  • Dr. Ori Katz

    Dr. Ori Katz

    Katz has a Ph.D. in economics, a master's degree in economics and a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and management, all from Tel Aviv University. Specializes in economic growth and social mobility. He lectures on economics in several academic institutions and lectures to the general public. He has extensive experience in policy research in various research institutes and consulting firms, and writes a popular blog about economics on the Haaretz website.

  • Adv. Efrat Zangen

    Adv. Efrat Zangen

    Efrat did her internship in the civil department of the State Attorney's Office and is currently a lawyer in the litigation department of Kohelet. She holds a BA in Law and Communications from the Hebrew University. During the course of her studies, she volunteered as a counselor and worked as a coordinator in the social-educational program "Universita Ba'am". She participated in the Clinic for the Rights of People with Disabilities and managed the group of students with disabilities at the Hebrew University. Graduate of the Excellence Program of the Statesmanship College. She was a tour guide at the Golan Field School and the Hermon of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.

  • Rachel Broyde

    Rachel Broyde

    Rachel received her BA from Bar-Ilan University and is Masters of Public Policy and Government Candidate at Hebrew University.

  • Nisan Avraham

    Nisan Avraham

    Holds a BA in economics From Tel Aviv University. Is currently studying for his MA in public policy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Managed a team of analyst at the Betzedek institute and worked as a financial consultant for various companies