Meet The People

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Our team consists of professionals with expertise and experience in policy research and analysis, advocacy, and campaigning. They’re supported by the experts on our public council, who generously donate their vast skills, knowledge, and experience to enhance our impact.

Staff

רועי מאור מנהל פיתוח מדיניות

Roi Maor
Policy Director

Prior to 121, Roi worked for more than a decade in different social change organizations in Israel, including serving as the Deputy Director of Merchavim – the Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel. Roi is a current board member and consultant to diverse organizations in the fields of human rights, media, shared society and education. He holds an MA in History.

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Tali Nir
Executive Director

Tali is a social entrepreneur, lawyer,and journalist. She previously served as Deputy Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Israel’s foremost human rights organization, where she led many successful campaigns in the field of social and economic rights. Tali previously served as a Legal Assistant at the State Attorney’s Office, and as a legal reporter, editor and presenter on Israel’s primetime Channel 2 News and Galei Tzahal radio.

She holds an LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a European Masters in Law and Economics and a Masters in International Public Law, with honors, from the University of Amsterdam.

Liat Eilam
Partnerships Director

Liat is a social activist with more than two decades’ experience in informal education. Over the years, she has established and directed numerous informal educational frameworks for youth alongside other social initiatives.

Prior to joining 121, Liat managed the youth municipal center of Herzliya, and directed youth and volunteer programs at the Kfar Saba municipality. She holds a BA in Criminology and a Teaching Certificate in Special Education.

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Laly Derai
Partnerships and Advocacy Director

Laly is a political and social activist and opinion writer. She previously managed the “Atid Yisrael” program for the absorption of immigrants from France, and was a journalist and editor in HaModia. Today she represents the Eli locality in the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council and is a board member of the Tor Hazahav movement.

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Snir Shefer
Resource Development and Digital Director

Snir is an expert in website development and digital marketing. He has built e-commerce websites and run effective social media campaigns for businesses and social organizations throughout Israel. He holds a BA in Business Administration, with a specialization in Marketing.

Hamutal Dgani
Spokesperson and Media Consultant

Hamutal is an experienced journalist, editor, and media specialist. For 20 years, she was a journalist and editor at Yediot Ahronot, where she also served as the editor of the Opinion Section.

Hamutal has edited books for various publishing houses and lectured in courses on editing at Tel Aviv University, Beit Berle, and the College of Management Academic Studies. She led the first campaign in Israel focusing on violence against women. She holds a BA in Sociology and Middle Eastern History.

Public Council

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Yosef Zeira

Economics Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, specializing in macroeconomics, growth and inequality. He is also a member of the Finance Ministry Advisory Board and serves as President of the Israel Economics Association.

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Yossi Kuchik

Chair of the Israel Direct Insurance group, owner of Yossi Kuchik Enterprises, Management and Consulting Ltd. Former Director General of the Prime Minister's Office.

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Rina Matzliach

Leading commentator for Israel’s Channel 2 News, presenter for the “Meet the Press” program on Channel 2, and the “What’s the Hurry?” show on Galei Tzahel Radio. She holds an MA in Communications and is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Israel Journalists Association.

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Meital Bonchek

Vice President of the Briah Fund that promotes women’s rights in health care, a political and social activist for the new Right focusing on advancing women and disadvantaged populations. She lives in Maale Adumim.

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Eitan Singer

CPA, CEO and co-owner of Probook, co-founder of Spacing. Professor of Marketing at two colleges, and board member of Israel’s Marketing Association. Former CEO of Zap, Rest and Dyunon, and VP of Publicis Ariely.

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Bambi Tzuri

Strategic-regulatory consultant, specializing in health, welfare, law and education. Board member of the Ruth Vrobel Foundation, former Vice President of Gilad Lobbying, and parliamentary aide to MK Moshe Arens.

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David Ben Gigi

Government relations consultant and entrepreneur, Chair of the Jerusalem District Council of the Association of IDF Veterans with Disabilities. Former Chief of Staff to Deputy Minister of Transportation, Tzippi Hotovely.

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Nasreen Hadad Haj Yehia

Head of the program for Jewish-Arab relations at the Israel Democracy Institute, completing her PHD on employment among Arab young adults in Israel, board member of the non-profit Ajeel. She lives in Taybeh.

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Shoshi Shtub

Media and government relations consultant. Former Marketing VP for the Kol Barama radio station and the Haredi College in Jerusalem. Worked with Adina Bar Shalom to expand Ultra-Orthodox access to higher education.

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Iris Fried-Mayzel

CEO of Logos Communications, a media relations firm. Senior strategic consultant with a wealth of experience in leading campaigns and crisis management.

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Ziva Mekonen Dego

Former Executive Director of the Association of Ethiopian Jews, and former Project Manager at the Education and Youth Division of JDC Israel.

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Granit Almog-Bareket

Director of the Alumni Unit at the Mandel Foundation, Chair of “Hakhlama Halomit” thatsupports children with chronic disease.

הרב דר רפי פוירשטיין

Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein

President of The Feuerstein Institute.Rabbi of the National Religious community in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood. Co-Chair of Tzohar – an organization that seeks to strengthen a shared Jewish identity across all Israeli society. He has a BA in psychology and philosophy from Hebrew University, Jerusalem and an MA from “Paris 8” University in France.

Ilan Karwan

Senior manager at Intel Israel with extensive experience in information systems, systems engineering, and global management. He has a BA in Computer Science and an MA in Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He lives in Modiin.