Business

QA engineer at Galil Software
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Early participant in Ono’s Beyahad program for Druze women, returned to Ono as a teacher, has since found employment as a QA engineer at Galil Software, Israel’s premier onshore R&D company.

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Founder, DC Finance's Family Office & High Net Worth Community.
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Founder, DC Finance’s Family Office & High Net Worth Community. Builds an international network of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), Family Offices (FOs) and investors, who gather for mutual growth and support through first tier events worldwide.

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CEO of Shikun VeBinui Building Corporation and former Israeli Consul General to Los Angeles
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Ehud Danoch is a lawyer by education. Since 2016, Danoch sereved as the CEO of Shikun VeBinui Solel Boneh Infrastructure and Building Corporation. Previously, he served as CEO of Shaham Mekorot Execution Ltd., a subsidiary of the national water company Mekorot. From 2004 to 2007, Danoch served as Israel’s Consul General in Los Angeles, and before that he served as Chief of Staff to Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom.

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Founder and CEO of "Karni Family Office"
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Financial planner with a cumulative experience of 20 years in the capital market, in senior management positions. Founder and CEO of “Karni Family Office”, providing capital management service, financial advice and building investment strategies. Holds a license as a pension agent from the Ministry of Finance and is a graduate of the Investment Advisors course. He holds a BA in Business Administration and an MBA in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance. Served as a reserve battalion commander with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

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Chief Finanacial Officer of the Neviot water company
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Asaf Laufer is the Chief Finanacial Officer of the Neviot water company. He has worked there for 11 years, prior to which he was a senior auditor at the KPMG accounting firm.

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Chief Executive Officer at Shekel Scales Ltd.
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Nir Leshem is Chief Executive Officer at Shekel Scales Ltd. Before that he was Chief Marketing Officer of Tracense Systems Ltd. which develops, manufactures and markets electro-chemical explosive vapor detectors.

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CEO of the Fattal Hotel Chain
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Avia Mizrahi Magen is the CEO of the Fattal hotel chain, one of the largest in Israel. After her release from the IDF in 2000, she began her career at the Fattal chain as a reservation clerk and waitress at the Dan Hotel in Eilat. She was appointed the CEO of Club Med Eilat and then CEO of Herod’s Hotels for a period of 3 years. In 2018, Mizrahi-Magen was chosen to as one of the Globes Magazines Top 50 list of influencers noting that “She is the most senior manager in the hotel industry in Israel, responsible for a chain of about 40 hotels and 7,500 employees. The chain’s revenues in Israel in 2017 were NIS 1.3 billion.” In her spare time, she dedicates herself to projects that deal with women’s empowerment, promotion and mentoring of women to senior management positions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Ono Academic College.

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CEO of Ronlight Health (Garmin Israel)
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Avishay Pariz is CEO of Ronlight Health (Garmin Israel), a Health, Digital and Innovation firm. Prior to that he was VP of Revenue & Global Partnerships at TrenDemon and Head of Global Marketing and Business Development at ironSource.

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CEO of V-Check Ltd.
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CEO of V-Check Ltd. makes the use of paper checks unnecessary and allows business owners and private clients to perform a variety of operations – from B2B businesses, through payment to authorities and service providers. The service offers maximum convenience and minimum effort all done with the click of a button.

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CEO of Keter Plastic
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CEO of Keter Plastic, Israel’s dominant plastics manufacturing firm. One of his proudest projects, which began in Kiryat Ono and expanded to other cities is collecting plastic products from consumers, recycling them and then returning them to the municipality from where they came.

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Founder and CEO of the Eldar Group
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Amir Shaltiel is the Founder and CEO of the Eldar Group as well as the Co-Owner of Metropolis – Urban Development. Previously he served as a Director and a Finance Committee Member of the Weizmann Institute of Science and Chair of Weizmann Vibe, a club to encourage youth participation in science.

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CEO and owner of the BBB Hamburger Corporation
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Ahuva Turgeman is the CEO and owner of the BBB Hamburger Corporation, which also includes the “Moses” and “Burgerim” chains, some of the most popular fast food restaurants. The chain has more than 100 branches and 4,000 employees, and is valued at NIS 180-200 million, with a turnover of hundreds of millions of shekels a year. Born to new immigrants from Marrakesh, Morocco, Turgeman, Turgeman started her restaurant career working as the morning shift manager at the Yotvata restaurant chain soon progressed to the position of branch manager, and after three years, she was appointed Purchasing Manager, then VP and finally CEO of the chain. In 2002, Turgeman left Yotvata in the city. In 2005, she decided to open a cafe near her home and in 2008, she was appointed CEO of the BBB chain and after about a year became a shareholder in the company. Since the beginning of the Corona epidemic in Israel, Turgeman has been associated with the struggle of restaurateurs and has been working to increase emergency grants to those in the field. Turgeman, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Ono Academic College.

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Director of the Real Estate Audit and Taxation Unit at the Israeli branch of the BDO firm
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Director of the Real Estate Audit and Taxation Unit at the Israeli branch of the BDO firm. A practicing Gur Hasid served as chief tax auditor fo the Israeli Taxation Authority.

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Head of Ono's School of Real Estate
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Head of Real Estate School. Former academic director of ultra-Orthodox campus.

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Partner in the EY Firm
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Mr. Shaye Zilberstrom was appointed a partner in the EY firm.

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Education

Photographer and Life Coach
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Photographer and Business and Personal Life Coach for Women’s Empowerment. After 10 years, turned from salaried worker to successful self-employed business owner helping other women succeed.

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Pioneer in the fields of occupational society,education and vocational retraining in the Arab sector
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The Ministry of Education’s Sharon and Amakim districts selected Ms. Da’as as the recipient of their Outstanding Employee Award for her work promoting occupational society in the Arab sector, as well as for her service in education and vocational retraining.

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Director of the Program for the Advancement and Integration of Ethiopian-Israeli Students at Ono Academic College
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Adv. Zeev Kaso, the Director of the Program for the Advancement and Integration of Ethiopian-Israeli Students at Ono Academic College, immigrated to Israel at the age of 11 from Ethiopia in 1984 during Operation Moshe. His family moved to the absorption center in Safed and he graduated from the national-religious Meron yeshiva high school. He served in the IDF as a newspaper reporter for the BaMachaneh journal, and then moved to Netanya, where he resides today. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Law from Ono Academic College and today serves as a Lecturer at the Law School. About 19 years ago he founded the Program for the Advancement and Integration of Ethiopian-Israeli Students at Ono Academic College.

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Special Education Teacher
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Mother of 9 (one on spectrum). Grew up in poverty. Studied Hebrew in order to come to Ono. Received opposition from family. Served as class representative at Ono. Now works as a teacher at a school for children with learning disabilities in Jerusalem

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General

Government

Leader of Southern Islamic Movement
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Belongs to the southern faction of the Islamic Movement, and is considered one of the movement’s most prominent figures in the Negev region. Began his career as a teacher and deputy school principal. Between 2000 and 2004, he served as head of the local council of the Bedouin community of Arara in the Negev. In addition, he has served as chairman of the local council workers’ committee and head of the Islamic Movement. Holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Ono Academic College.

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Physician and former Member of Knesset
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Rachel Adato-Levy served in Israel’s 18th Knesset on behalf of the Kadima Party and the T’nua Party. She trained as a physician and held numerous public positions including Adviser to the Minister of Health for Women’s Health, Chairman of the National Council for Women’s Health, member of the National Council of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Public Committee for Determining the Medical Treatments Basket. She represented Israel in a a delegation to the UN General Assembly in New York.

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former Mayor of the city of Rahat
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Talal al-Krenawi is the former long-time mayor of the city of Rahat. In 1977 he joined the Labor Party and in 1989 he was appointed deputy head of the Rahat city council. During his tenure as elected head of the council Rahat changed its status from council to city.

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Member of Knesset
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MK Moshe Arbel is a Member of the Knesset on behalf of the Shas party. Arbel is a lawyer by profession and was the legal adviser of the Shas party, and the chief of staff of Interior Minister Aryeh Deri. In addition to his studies at Ono Academic College he completed a certificate program at the Harvard Business School.

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Member of Knesset
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Etty Hava Atia is a Member of the Knesset for the Likud Party. She was born in the city of Lod to a family from Djerba, Tunisia and has seven brothers and sisters. Atia directed the Office of the Secretary of the Organization of National Aerospace Industries, and since 2015 has chief of staff staff of Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Services. In the 22nd Knesset she was a member of the Finance Committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Ono Academic College.

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Deputy director general of the Ministry of Finance
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Colonel (Res.) Adv. Yaakov (Kobi) Blitstein is a retired colonel, who serves as the deputy director general of the Ministry of Finance and head of the infrastructure staff at the Ministry of Finance. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Transportation and Road Safety and Deputy Director General of Infrastructure and was the Supervisor of Transport from 2018-2020.

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Member of Knesset
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MK Uriel Menachem Boso is a Sephardic ultra-Orthodox politician and Member of Knesset for the Shas Party. Prior to that, Boso headed the Shas party in the Petah Tikva City Council. Over the years, he has headed the City Improvement Administration (SFA), the Procurement Division, the Tenders Unit and the Public Inquiries Unit. Since 2018, he has chaired the Engineering, Security and Urban Policing Divisions and the Planning and Construction Committee.

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former head of the Samaria Regional Council
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Yosef Shlomo (Yossi) Dagan is an Israeli politician who has served as head of the Samaria Regional Council since August 2015. He served in the IDF and is a major in the reserves. He has a bachelor’s degree in law from Ono Academic College and is a certified mediator.

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Head of the Mate Asher Regional Council
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Moshe Davidovich has been the head of the Mate Asher Regional Council since 2018. He was formerly the Director General of the Galilee Development Authority and Director General of the Acre Municipality.

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Council Chairperson of the city of Ganei Tikva
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Lizzie Delricha is the Council Chairperson of the city of Ganei Tikva and vice chairman of the Center for Local Government in Israel. During the 2020-21 Corona epidemic, she was very active in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of her city. Prior to holding public office, Delricha worked as CFO at several startups: Radlan, which was sold to Marvel Technologies, Kidaro, which was sold to Microsoft, Worklight, which was sold to IBM. She received an M.B.A. In Business Administration from the Ono Academic College.

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Head of the Gan Yavneh Regional Council
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Aharon Dror has been the head of the Gan Yavneh Council since 2003. He served in the Golani Brigade, and was discharged with the rank of Major. He holds 3 bachelor’s degrees, including one in law from Ono Academic College. He first worked in the field of education, and served as deputy chairman of Rabin High School. He later turned his attention to the field of urban planning, and served as deputy planner of the Central District of the Ministry of the Interior, and as Chairman of the Planning and Construction Committee. In November 2003, he was elected head of the Gan Yavne local council. He has seved four terms in office.

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former Minister of Environmental Protection
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Gila Gamliel is a member of the Knesset from the Likud party. She also served as Minister for Social Equality and as Minister of Environmental Protection.

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Chairman of the World Zionist Organization
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Yaakov Hagoel is the chairman of the World Zionist Organization. Until 2020, he served as deputy chairman of the Zionist Executive and head of the Israel and Anti-Semitism Department. Hagoel as chairman of the World Likud movement and as director general of the global Betar movement. Hagoel has served as a member of the Keren Hayesod Board of Directors, a member of the Council for the Memory of Benjamin Zeev Herzl and the Council for the Remembrance of Zeev Jabotinsky, in the Prime Minister’s Office and a member of the Board of Trustees of Ariel University Hagoel also serves as a member of the Yad Vashem Council.

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former Minister of Communication
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Ayoob Kara is a Druze-Israeli politician. Previously, he served as a Member of the Knesset for the Likud Party, as Minister of Communications, Minister without Portfolio, Deputy Minister for Negev and Galilee Development, Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Regional Cooperation, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. He was was born in 1955 in the Druze village of Dalit al-Carmel near Haifa. Before his enlistment in the IDF, he trained with the Hapoel Nahariya football team. In 1976, he became the first Druze to play in a senior league in Israel, as a defender for Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv. He served in the IDF and retired with the rank of major. In 1984 he joined the TAMI party and coordinated the party’s activities in the Arab sector. In 1999, he entered the 15th Knesset on behalf of the Likud and served as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and as Chairman of the Committee to Examine the Issue of Foreign Workers. After the inauguration of the 34th Government of Israel, Kara was appointed Deputy Minister of Regional Development. Afterwards, he was appointed Minister without portfolio and in charge of the directorate for the promotion of the Druze and Circassian localities, as well as the director of the canal project. In May 2017, he was appointed as Minister of Communications. On May 29, 2017, he was appointed Minister of Communications.

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Social activist, founder of a political party
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Ruth Kolian is a social activist, head and founder of the “Ubezchutan (And in their Merit)” political party – the first ultra-Orthodox party to include women on its list for the Knesset. Ruth Kolian studied at Ono Academic College’s ultra-Orthodox campus, There she ran for the position of student union leader — something that began her public exposure and even reached the media. One of her first activities as a social activist was the walk from Petah Tikva to Jerusalem, which she did with a protest poster she carried with her about the state of public housing in the State of Israel. The walk, which took two days and took place in March 2013, was covered in the Israeli media. Kolian founded the Ubezechutan political party and ran in the 20th Knesset elections elections in 2015. The party did not get any seats but received extensive media coverage. Some rabbis in the ultra-Orthodox community boycotted her and even media sources in the community refused to let her publicize her new party. Kolian has worked tirelessly to increase awareness about breast cancer, expressed, among other ways, through the distribution of posters and their placement throughout the ultra-Orthodox cities of Israel, including Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh and Bnei Brak. This move is unique because it is the first of its kind in this ultra-Orthodox society that has been so

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former Member of Knesset
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Nurit Koren is a former Knesset member of the Likud Party, who served as chair of the Special Committee on the Disappearance of Yemeni, Eastern and Balkan Children. Koren was born in the Mahanayim neighborhood of Jerusalem to Yemeni. At the age of 38, she began her BA degree and later completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in law, from Ono Academic College and received a law license. Koren was the director of Minister Gilad Erdan’s bureau from 2010–2012, during his tenure as Minister of Environmental Protection. She was one of the founders of the Achla (Quality of Life for Sharon) Association and a social activist for vulnerable populations and people with disabilities. She was elected to the 20th Knesset, and assigned to be the representative of the Coastal Plain District, and entered the 20th Knesset after the party received 30 seats. She served as a member of the Judicial Selection Committee and also as a member of five other Knesset committees. In addition, Koren served as chairwoman of the Lobby for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, chairwoman of the Lobby for the Advancement of Immigrants and Immigrants from France, chairwoman of the Lobby for Fair Collection Proceedings in Execution.

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Chairman of the Knesset Finance Committee
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MK Alex Kushnir was appointed as Chairman of the Knesset Finance Committee. Kushnir immigrated to Israel with his mother as a child in 1992, served in the Givati Brigade becoming a lieutenant colonel (company commander). Afterwards, he served in Israel’s General Security Service (Shabak) retiring after nine years. He received a , from Ono Academic College. Kushnir held a number of positions in the fields of finance, retail and energy and served as the representative of the JDC organization in Belarus. He went on to serve as the Director General of the Ministry of Aliyah and Absorption and then as the Director General of the Netiv governmental organization. His most prominent area of work in the Knesset was as chairman of the Lone Soldiers Subcommittee in the 23rd Knesset.

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Head of the World Zionist Organization's Department of Diaspora
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Neria Meir is the head of the World Zionist Organization’s Department of Diaspora and a member of the Likud’s Zionist Organization board. Meir is the former head of the world leadership of the Betar movement. He studied law at Ono Academic College. Between the years 2010–2011, he served as a Legislative Adviser to the Chairman of the Aliyah and Absorption Committee in the Knesset and assisted in promoting many laws on immigration, Diaspora and social assistance.

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former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset
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MK Shlomo Ngusa Molla is the former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Member of the Knesset on behalf of the Kadima Party and the Tnua Party. Molla was born and raised in Ethiopia, in a small Jewish village in Gondar province to a family of nine brothers and two sisters. He immigrated to Israel via Sudan at the age of 16 as part of Operation Brotherhood, in 1982, after a 780-kilometer trek, during which he was captured by local authorities and imprisoned for several months. He served as chairman of the Ethiopian Student Organization and as the Coordinator of Distressed Populations in the World Student Organization. In 1991 he was appointed director of the Absorption Center in Tiberias. Later, Molla was appointed supervisor of immigration from Ethiopia and supervisor of the absorption centers and Hebrew language courses at kibbutzim in the north of the country. As part of his job, he was responsible for the absorption of many immigrants who arrived as part of Operation Shlomo. In 1998, he was appointed Commissioner for the Absorption of Ethiopian Immigrants in the Ministry of Absorption. From 1999 to 2005, he was the director of the Ethiopian Immigrants Division in the Jewish Agency’s Department of Immigration and Absorption. In 2006, he was elected to head the Department of Zionist Institutions in the World Zionist Organization and as a member of the managements of the Zio+E51nist Organization and the Jewish Agency. He became a Knesset Member in February 2008. Molla has served as a member of the Knesset Committee, the Law, Constitution and Justice Committee, the Committee for the Advancement of Women, the Special Committee on Public Appeals and the Subcommittee on Combating Trafficking in Women. He was also an acting member of the Knesset Finance Committee. He served as chairman of the Lobby for Civil Equality and Pluralism and the Lobby for the Fight against Racism, and chairman of the Israel-Ethiopia Friendship Association. In 2011, he was appointed Deputy Speaker of the Knesset.

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Mayor of the city of Safed
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Shuki Ohana is the mayor of the city of Safed where he was born and raised. In the IDF he served as Head of the Organization and Torah Branch in the Logistics Corps. Ohana served as the Chairman of the Likud branch in Safed. He served as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and the Board of Directors of the Ashdod Maritime College, and the director of the LLAN Company.

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Member of Knesset
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Miri (Miriam) Regev is a member of the Knesset on behalf of the Likud party. She was Minister of Transportation and Road Safety, a member of the Political-Security Cabinet and Minister of Culture and Sports, Chief Military Censor and IDF Spokeswoman with the rank of Brigadier General during the disengagement period and during the Second Lebanon War. In the 18th Knesset, she chaired the Subcommittee on the Periphery and as a member of the Finance Committee, the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, the Interior and Environmental Protection Committee and a joint defense budget committee. In the 19th Knesset, she chaired the Interior and Environmental Protection Committee and as a member of the Finance and Foreign Affairs and Defense Committees. She has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a Specialization in Finance and the Capital Markets from Ono Academic College.

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Head of the Ashkelon Beach Regional Council
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Itamar Revivo is the head of the Ashkelon Beach Regional Council since the end of 2018, following his victory in the second round of local elections in Israel (2018). Revivo was born in Ofakim, the son of former Ofakim Mayor Avraham Revivo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in law from Ono Academic College. Since 2009, Revivo has been working as an independent lawyer in a firm located in the city of Ashdod.Between 2009 and 2012, Revivo served as chairman of the local committee in Nitzan. In 2018, Revivo ran for the head of the Ashkelon Beach Regional Council, and after a second round defeated the opposing candidate.

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Mayor of Or Yehuda
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Liat Shochat is the Mayor of Or Yehuda, in office since September 2015. Shochat was born and raised in Or Yehuda, to parents from Iraq and Turkey. She served in the IDF as a youth counselor. Shochat holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Ono Academic College. She was certified as a lawyer, and managed a private law firm in the civil field. Shochat served as a member of the Or Yehuda City Council since 2003 on behalf of the Or Hadash faction, an independent list supported by the Labor Party. In this framework, she was the deputy mayor, chairman of the board of directors of the community center in the city and in charge of early childhood and public housing. In the 2018 mayoral elections, Shochat was elected by a 51.79 percent majority after defeating her rivals. At the national level, Shochat served as chairman of the local branch of the Labor Party for more than a decade.

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CEO of Israel Government Advertising Agency
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CEO of Israel Government Advertising Agency, responsible for Agency’s 300 million Shekel budget.

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Minister of Aliyah and Integration
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Minister of Aliyah and Integration in the 35th Government of the State of Israel. The first government Minister from the Ethiopian Community.

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Spiritual leader of the Druze community in Israel
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Mawafaq Tarif is the spiritual leader of the Druze community in Israel. Tarif was born in 1963 in the village of Julis in the Western Galilee. He is the grandson of Amin Tarif, who served as the head of the Druze community in Israel for 65 years. Mawafek Triff was appointed to the post after the death of Amin Tarif, who left no sons. Tarif serves as chairman of the Druze Religious Council in the Ministry of Justice and as Kadi Madhab in the Druze Religious Court of Appeals. In September 2016, he was elected President of the Druze Religious Court of Appeals. He graduated from Ono Academic College’s Faculty of Law. In April 2018, Tarif was chosen by the Ministerial Committee on Symbols and Ceremonies to light a torch at the Torch lighting ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.

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Director-General of the Residence of the President of the State of Israel
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Director-General of the Residence of the President of the State of Israel. Served as a policy advisor to numerous Knesset members and then as the Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Knesset. Completed a BA in Education, an MA in Jewish History and Philosophy and an LL.B. Also maintains a license to practice as a lawyer.

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Minister of Diaspora Affairs
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Omer Yankelevich served as Minister of Diaspora Affairs, and was the first female Ultra-Orthodox Minister.

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Law

Founder and director of "Shurat Hadin"
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Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is an Israeli lawyer who founded the Shurat Hadin organization in December 2002 and has served as its director ever since. She is the winner of the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism for 2012, was nominated as one of the 50 most influential women in Israel for 2011, according to the “Globes” Newspaper (35th place), and was chosen as one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world for 2014, as someone who serves as a representative and leader of the legal fight against terrorism, according to the Jerusalem Post newspaper. Darshan-Leitner began working in the legal field against terrorist organizations and terrorist bodies and countries in 1997, as a law student, when she petitioned the High Court against allowing Abu Abbas to enter the Gaza Strip under the Oslo Accords. She later specialized in tort law and real estate law, but almost all of her legal activities since 2014 are dedicated to the field of the war on terror, its supporters and funders. Darshan-Leitner represented one of the families of Israeli soldiers lynched in Ramallah, in a NIS 64 million lawsuit against the Palestinian Authority. She represented the children of Kfar Darom, who were injured in a terrorist bus attack as well as in a lawsuit against the PA for NIS 100 million. Since the establishment of the Shurat HaDin organization, Darshan-Leitner has been operating mainly within its framework. It represents hundreds of victims of terrorism in Israel and around the world.

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Chairman of the Histadrut's Workers' Division
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Avi Edri is Chairman of the Histadrut’s Workers’ Division, the largest labor union in Israel. Previously, he served as chairman of the Histadrut’s Transportation Workers’ Union. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Ono Academic College is a member of the Bar Association.

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Criminal prosecutor in the Jerusalem district of the Ministry of Justice.
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an ultra-Orthodox Gur Hasid, serves as a criminal prosecutor in the Jerusalem district of the Ministry of Justice.

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Founder of the "Noar Kehalacha/Proper Youth" non-profit association
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Yoav Lalom is a lawyer, and the founder of the “Noar Kehalacha/Proper Youth” an non-profit association for the treatment of discrimination and non-transparency in the admission of Mizrahi (Jews of Eastern origin) students to educational institutions in the ultra-Orthodox sector. Lalom studied at the Porat Yosef yeshiva and at the Yachva Da’at kollel. In 2006 he was certified as a lawyer after finishing a Bachelor’s Degree at Ono Academic College. In 2014 he was a Fellow at the Mandel Institute for Leadership. From 2003 to 2008, he served as the head of the bureau of Israel’s Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi Doron. Lalom was also one of the founders of a number of educational institutions in the Sephardic ultra-Orthodox sector in Jerusalem. For his work on behalf of Mizrahi youth, in 2009, Yoav Lalom received the “Justice Worker Prize in Education”. He was selected in the fifth place in the list of the fifty most influential people in education by the “Ha’ir” newspaper. In 2011, he received the Knight of the Quality of Government award. In 2016, he received the Sami Michael Award for his social actions for promoting equality in Israel.

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Lawyer, journalist, publicist and social activist
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Elad Mann is an Israeli lawyer, journalist, publicist and social activist. His legal practice deals with commercial-international law, constitutional and administrative law, economic regulation and communication and information law. Upon his release from the IDF (following being wounded in his service in the Navy), he studied law and business administration at Ono Academic College. Mann went on to study for a doctorate in law, dealing with the field of conflict of interest theory, under the supervision of the Dean of the Faculty of Law in Tel Aviv, Prof. Sharon Hanas and retired Supreme Court Justice Prof. Yoram Danziger. In parallel with his academic studies, Mann served in the late 90s and early 2000s, as a reporter for the “Schocken” network of the “Haaretz” group in various positions including magazine writing, sports, cultural criticism and news. He was a columnist for the Rishon football newspaper published by the network in the early 2000s and even after leaving the active press, he continued to write and publish numerous commentary and opinion columns on economic and legal issues, in a variety of media, including Haaretz and De Marker, Calcalist, Globes And the “Seventh Eye”. In 2006, together with attorney Zvika Barak, he established the Mann-Barak Law Firm and Notary, in which he is active to this day. In addition to his work as a lawyer, he is a lecturer in communication law and journalistic ethics. Mann served as head of the Clinic for Civil Enforcement and Regulation at Ono Academic College.

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Chairman of the Israel Bar Association’s national ethics committee
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Chairman of the Israel Bar Association’s national ethics committee. He is also the proprietor of a legal office specializing in insolvency and urban renewal.

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ultra-Orthodox legal clerk for Supreme Court justice.
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One of first female ultra-Orthodox legal clerks for Supreme Court justice.

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Leader of the Black Panthers protest movement
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Kochavi Shemesh was a lawyer, social activist, one of the prominent leaders of the Black Panthers protest movement. He served as their ideologue and spokesman of the movement since its inception. Shemesh edited the movement’s “Black Panther” publication and wrote all the proclamations of the movement (except the first proclamation).

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Lecturer in Tax Law and Corporate Law
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Lecturer in Tax Law and Corporate Law courses at Ono Academic College and was an adjunct lawyer at the University of Virginia Law School.

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Legal Scholar
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Research assistant for Prof. Gil Siegal and Prof. Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid who was accepted to 14 graduate programs in law in the US, who will ultimately study at Northwestern University in Chicago this spring. Scholarship recipient of incentive scholarship for graduate degree studies. Though coming from difficult family circumstances, she persevered by continuing to raise her grades over and over in order to be eligible for graduate studies. She currently completed her legal internship before leaving for the US.

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Head of the Arabian Gulf Desk at Naschitz, Brandes & Amir law firm
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Sharon Tzfoni is the Head of the Arabian Gulf Desk at Naschitz, Brandes & Amir one of Israel’s leading law firms. His work includes extending the business reach into the Gulf region. Sharon focuses his practice on delivering the firm’s solutions to clients in the Arabian Peninsula as well as assisting Israeli clients with their activities in the Gulf markets. As a practicing corporate/commercial lawyer and a former representative of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in the Gulf, Sharon brings vast experience in international business as well as extensive knowledge of the Gulf region. From 2009 – 2012, he served as a Liaison Officer at the PMO. Prior to that, Sharon served as a Second Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, first in Doha, Qatar, and later in Stockholm, Sweden. From 1993 to 2004, he served as a Special Agent at the PMO of Israel in several countries including Egypt. Having worked and lived in the Gulf, Sharon is fluent in Arabic and has a deep understanding of the local culture, mentality, and business practices. Combining this unique experience with his legal and business expertise, he is able to provide unparalleled guidance to clients seeking expansion into the Gulf region and Gulf clients looking to invest and do business in Israel.

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Deputy Director of Israel’s Bar Association
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Adv. Joseph Weitzman is the elected Deputy Director of Israel’s Bar Association. He is also the owner of a law firm practicing in the field of civil law. Weizman serves as a member of the board of directors of Magen David Adom (Israel’s branch of the Red Cross), is a lecturer in law at the Ono Academic Campus and a member of the government’s Appointment Committee for Debt Expropriation.

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Media

Former Miss Israel
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Yamit Har Noy is a beauty contest winner and actress. She was chosen as Miss Israel in 2002. At the age of 18 Har Noy enlisted in the IDF and at the end of her military service her mother submitted her candidacy for the Miss Israel Contest. Har Noy was placed among the 20 finalists. During the year of her tenure as Miss Israel, Har Noy studied law at aOno Academic College. She acted in the play “The Little Prince” alongside Hila Nachshon.

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CEO of the Second Authority Television Station
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Michelle Kremerman – Dekel is the CEO of the Second Authority Television Station. Previously, she served as the CEO of Radio Eco 99FM. In this capacity, Kramerman Dekel was responsible for branding the station as a “green” station. Kramerman was a member of the board of the Public Broadcasting Corporation, where she served on the Digitization, Innovation and Technology Committee.

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Journalist
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Riyad Ali is an Israeli journalist of Druze descent, who serves as a reporter for Channel 11 News. Ali was born in the village of Maghar in the Galilee. He is an attorney, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in law from Ono Academic College. Ali also served as a group instructor in the Jewish-Arab community of Neve Shalom. Ali started working for Channel One in 1998 and was initially a researcher on the “Arabska” program. In 2000, he began working as the West Bank correspondent for the station’s prime time news hour. In 2002 he went to work for CNN as a field producer. In September 2004, during his journalistic work in Gaza, Ali was abducted by Palestinian militants in Gaza and released a day later. In 2005 he returned to Channel One and continued working work for the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation in the area of documentary films. In May 2020, following the Corona epidemic, Ali created a series of spots about working from home.

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Ultra-Orthodox journalist
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Avraham (Avi) Blum is an Israeli ultra-Orthodox journalist, publicist and lawyer, who served from 2006-2019 as a political commentator for the Kav Itonut religious network. He is currently a political commentator for the weekly. Blum presents the program “Black and White” on the Knesset channel. He is a partner in the law firm of Nevo, Keidar, Blum & Co.

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Jounalist
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Ran Boker is an Israeli journalist, who serves as a reporter for cultural and entertainment affairs on the Ynet news site. In 2011, he joined the Ynet website from Yedioth Ahronoth, where he served as the gossip reporter on the website. Three years later he moved to the position of culture reporter and he covered the world of Israeli television and music. Previously, he worked as the head of the Israeli desk on the “Entertainment News” program broadcast on the HOT network.

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Crime Journalist
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Joshua (Josh) Breiner is an Israeli journalist who serves as the crime correspondent for the Haaretz newspaper. In the army, military correspondent for the weekly “Bamhane.” He studied law at Ono and after passing the bar exams worked as a lawyer. Brainer returned to work in the media, first at the Walla news website, as a legal affairs reporter and later as a senior editor and director of the news department. In 2017, he moved to Haaretz, where he serves as police and criminal correspondent.

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Journalist, writer and news editor
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Nitzan Chen is an Israeli journalist, writer and news editor. He serves as Head of the Government Press Office. Prior to that, Chen was the chairman of the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council and director of the news division of Channel 1 of Israeli television. He is a member of the committee of the Israeli Academy of Film and Television.

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Ultra-Orthodox journalist
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Itai Gadassi is an Israeli ultra-Orthodox journalist, who serves as a reporter and political commentator on the Kol Chai radio station where he presents current affairs programs. Gadsi was born and raised in Bnei Brak, studied at the Birkat Ephraim Yeshiva, and later at the Ponivez Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. He began his media career in 2007 as a municipal reporter for the Kav Itonut network, in which he covered the ultra-Orthodox localities and the city of Bnei Brak. In 2009, he was appointed spokesman for the Elad Municipality. In 2011, he enlisted in the IDF and served in the IDF Spokesman as a NCO spokeswoman for ultra-Orthodox service in the IDF. In 2013, Gadsi returned to the Kav Itonut network, where he served as the network’s journalist and deputy editor and as the site’s editor all the time. In 2015, he began his work as a reporter and political commentator on Kol Chai radio, and as a presenter of current affairs programs. During the Knesset election campaigns, Gadsi provided extensive coverage. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Ono Academic College.

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Musician, TV Presenter, Actress
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Tal Gordon is an Israeli singer, musician, composer, writer and presenter of radio and television. During her military service she sang in an army band. Her 1991 breakthrough album “Masks” featured songs she wrote and composed alongside “Rockfor” player, Amir Zoref, and produced by Berry Sakharof. In 1999, she collaborated with Rona Keenan culminated on her third album: “I wanted it not to end . Gordon presented the music magazine “Made in Israel” on TV Channel One. In 2006, she began presenting the program “Musical Night Birds” on Army radio and released her fourth album, “Before the Sun Rises” on the eighth note label. In 2007 she began presenting the cultural magazine “Culture, Street” on educational television. From 2010 until today, she presents the cultural program “Hakol Tarbut” on the same channel, with Eldad Ziv as a guest presenter. The program is also broadcast on Channel 2. In 2020, she completed a degree in music at the Ono Academic College School of Music. In 2021 she appeared for the first time in a role in the TV series “Sweety, Right in the Middle” as Dolly Mordechai, the mother of the heroine of the series.

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Journalist and Author
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Moshe (Chaim Moshe Zvi) Gutman is an Israeli journalist and writer, serving as a legal correspondent and publicist for the HaModi’a newspaper. He is a lecturer in creative writing courses at the Achia Institute for Teaching and at the Torat Chayim School. He is the author of 11 books for adults, 2 children’s books, 3 biographies, and several volumes on Torah subjects.

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Journalist, radio broadcaster, reporter and TV presenter
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Noa Lavie is an Israeli journalist, radio broadcaster, reporter and TV presenter. Born in the Ukraine, she attended school children gifted in the field of music, graduated with honors in piano studies and was accepted to the Tchaikovsky Academy of Music. She began her career in the Russian and Ukrainian media and press as a cultural reporter and ballet critic for the Zerkalo Nadli newspaper. She later worked as a cultural reporter on the TV show Weekly Mirror and later on the news channel “Novi Kanal” and the culture channel STB. During her work she has covered many international events, such as Paul McCartney’s historic appearance in Moscow’s Red Square, the Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine, and more. In 2005, she immigrated to Israel, studying film and television at Tel Aviv University and studying for a BA in Social Studies and Education at Ono Academic College. Lavie edited and submitted articles on the TV channel RTVI and presented an entertainment and music culture program on the Israel Voice on the RAKA network.She returned to Moscow for a period and served as an assistant to the cultural attaché and as the social media director of the Israeli embassy. Upon returning to Israel, she accessed and filmed TV articles on Channel 9, wrote for Ynet, in Salona magazine and played the role of spokeswoman for the International Russian-Speaking Education Organization. She starred in Haim Yavin’s film “The New Israelis” (2015), about immigrants from the Soviet Union and their struggles for absorption in Israel and Israeli society. In 2014, she joined the Yedioth Ahronoth group as a reporter and editor at the Vesti newspaper and later on the Vesti website, the equivalent of Ynet in the Russian language. Lavie also serves as a reporter for the “Whispers That” section of the weekly magazine “Haisha”, a presenter in the studio, an interviewer and a field reporter. She has published several articles in the supplements of the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper. She is known in Israel for her journalistic work covering the Chernobyl disaster and the Naama Issachar affair.

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Investigative journalist
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Kalman Liebskind is an Israeli investigative journalist, publicist and media person. He writes a weekly column in the newspaper “Maariv Weekend” and hosts a daily current affairs programs on channel 11.

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Journalist, radio and television broadcaster
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Yoav Limor is an Israeli journalist, radio and television broadcaster. After graduating from Rene Cassin High School, he enlisted in the IDF as a reporter for the military weekly “Bamhana”.In the 1990s, Limor worked as a sports broadcaster on “The 91st Minute” program. Between 1998 and 2005, in parallel with his work at the Maariv newwspaper, he was among the presenters of the daily current affairs magazine “The Security Strip” on Israel Army Radio. From 2002 he was a military reporter and commentator on Israeli television channel 1 for 9 years. In 2008 he began writing a military commentary for the newspaper “Israel Hayom”. In April 2007, the book “Prisoners in Lebanon” was published, which he co-authored with Ofer Shelach, and deals with the Second Lebanon War. In January 2012, Limor began presenting the “Yom Hadash” morning program. In December 2016, he presented the Channel 2 film “Disappearing”, which deals with assimilation in the United States.

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Publicist, strategic consultant and communications consultant
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Moti Morel was an Israeli publicist, strategic consultant and communications consultant. He began his professional career in 1975 as a copywriter and creative director in advertising agencies. Among the clients he handled were the First International Bank, the Jewelry Exchange, the “Constitution for Israel” organization, the beer factories, Osem, Bank Hapoalim and Tempo soft drinks. He authored some of the most well-known slogans in Israel.
In 1985, he founded the Morel Advertising Company and also conducted a series of Knesset election campaigns. Morel was the chief copywriter of Yitzhak Rabin’s thirteenth Knesset election campaign in 1992 (featuring the slogan “Israel is waiting for Rabin”). He also was the campaign manager for Benjamin Netanyahu’s 1996 election campaign (using the slogan starred “Peres will divide Jerusalem”). At first, Netanyahu was 20% behind in the polls, and it seemed that Peres’ victory was guaranteed. Morel’s slogan was an important factor in Netanyahu’s victory.
Morel provided the communications support for a series of campaigns and struggles, including: the doctors’ strike in 2000, the struggle of Holocaust survivors (2007), the struggle to establish a hospital in Ashdod (2008), the struggle of the IDF Disabled People’s Organization, the struggle to build the border fence between Israel and Egypt (2010), the struggle of Israeli screenwriters and directors for better conditions (2014) and many others.

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Journalist
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Akiva Novick is an Israeli journalist working for the “Kan” Broadcasting Corporation. Previously , he was the parliamentary correspondent for News 13.

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Journalist
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Sefi Ovadia is one of Israel’s most prominent journalists who serves as a reporter and political commentator for Channel 13 News. In the army, Ovadiah was assigned to the Galei Tzahal Radio Station because he came from a bereaved family. He served for about two years as a commentator and editor of the “Mashaal Ham” program, hosted by Nissim Mashal where he uncovered many national scoops. Before he turned 30, he was appointed director of the news department of Galei Tzahal, and presented a weekly current affairs program alongside political consultant Yoaz Handel. In June 2015 he was appointed political correspondent for News Channel 10.

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Journalist and news anchor
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Smadar Peled is a journalist, news anchor, television woman and Israeli coach, winner of the Primor Prize for Social Research. Peled’s initial experience in the media was as a presenter for a program for children on the Galei Zahal Radio station. On TV News Channel 2, she worked as a reporter covering the police and legal beats, as a health reporter, and for a decade served as a welfare reporter. In 2013, she switched to Channel 10. She created many series and magazine spots including an acclaimed story in which she spent a whole year following inmates at the Neve Tirza Women’s Prison. She also presented a series called “Barbie Girls”, about the never-ending race to thinness.

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Model and TV and radio presenter
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Tahonia Rubel is an Israeli model and TV and radio presenter. She is the winner of the fifth season of the reality show “Big Brother”. Rubel was born in the Ethiopian village of Gandua to a family of 13 children. In 1991, at the age of three, she immigrated to Israel with her family as part of Operation Shlomo. In 2006, she enlisted in the IDF and served in the Transportation Corps as an instructor of a driving course. At the end of her military service, Rubel modeled for a number of campaigns in London, including MAC Cosmetics, Sleek MakeUP, Diesel for the British magazine “Glamour”. In 2013, she participated in the fifth season of the reality show “Big Brother” and won the show’s prize of NIS 1 million. She received a law degree from Ono Academic College. Rubel has had a stage, television, film, radio and music career presenting on Koti Sabag’s weekly program, doing voice overs on “Click” candy commericals, starring in Haifa Theater’s play “The Anchor”, appearing as herself in the TV series “Zvi has a problem” and releasing her first single, a duet with singer Meir Alfi called “Yom Yom”.

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Journalist, Political correspondent for Israel Today newspaper.
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Yehuda Schlesinger is an Israeli journalist who serves as the political correspondent for Israel Today.

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Journalist and Lawyer
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Tsach Shpitsen is an Israeli lawyer and journalist. He served as a member of the economic desk and as the legal correspondent of the Israel Broadcasting Corporation. He began his career in the press with the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, first as a municipal reporter and later as a political columnist. In December 2020, Spitzer retired from the press and began practicing law. As an actor, he performed in the film “Operation Grandma” playing the part of Idan Sagiv.

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Journalist
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Attila Somfalvi is an Israeli journalist, who serves as a reporter and political commentator on the Ynet news site. In addition, Somfalvi presents the TV program “The Main Game” on the Knesset channel. Somfalvi was born in Transylvania, Romania and immigrated to Israel in 1990. In 1998, he enlisted in the IDF and served in the weekly “Bamhaneh” newspaper, in a variety of positions, including a reporter in Lebanon, a military reporter and editor of the weekly’s news pages. In September 2001, he began working as a Ynet reporter for police affairs in Tel Aviv, and for several months he presented a spot on Channel 1 on matters of manners. He was later appointed Ynet’s political party correspondent. In 2008, he was selected by Time Out Tel Aviv magazine as one of the 30 most successful people in Israel under the age of 30. In 2019, Somfalvi received a commendation from the World Center for Allies, which is awarded annually to journalists for excellence in a Diaspora Jewish review.

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Lawyer and Speechwriter
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Moshe Stern is a lawyer and writes speeches for public figures and government ministers. Formerly he had a long media career. He has served as a consultant and speechwriter for Knesset Speakers and Ministers, a television reporter for the Knesset channel (99), a Makor Rishon newspaper reporter and a radio broadcaster.

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Award-winning TV Journalist
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Benny Teitlebaum is an Israeli journalist. At the Israel Broadcasting Corporation, he presents a daily program on the radio and serves as a news reporter. He group up in Haifa, and his mother, a native of Slovakia, was hidden during the Holocaust in the home of a Christian family. Teitlebaum did his military service in the Givati Brigade. During his stay in southern Lebanon, Titlebaum was wounded by terrorist fire. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Ono Academic and qualified as an attorney. On Israel’s Kol Yisrael Network, Teitlebaum covered the areas of welfare, law, and the police. Later he was a correspondent for party affairs and a reporter in the Knesset. He presented the program “The Jewish Point” which dealt with Diaspora Jewry. In 2013, he won the Ilan Roa Broadcasting Authority’s CEO Award for reporting excellence.

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Journalist and editor of Israel’s Mako news
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Itai Waldman is an Israeli journalist and editor of Israel’s Mako news and culture website, He is the former editor of the Time Out Tel Aviv magazine. In the army, he served as an officer in the Armored Corps and as a company commander in the 1st Battalion. He has bachelor’s degree in law from Ono Academic College. After his military service, Waldman worked in New York writing reviews of performances for Maariv Culture. When he returned to Israel, he wrote for Maariv and began working with Gal Ochowski and Eitan Fox on the production of their film “The Bubble.” In 2005, Waldman edited the music section of the cultural weekly “Time Out Tel Aviv”. Two years later he was appointed deputy editor, and after another two years he was appointed editor. In 2008 he joined the panel of the program “Dirt”, which was broadcast on HOT3 television. In addition to his journalistic work, he has appeared as a DJ throughout Tel Aviv.In February 2014, Waldman was appointed editor-in-chief of the Mako website.

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Legal Desk, Makor Rishon newspape
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Yehuda Yifrach is a journalist and head of the legal desk of the Makor Rishon newspaper. A scholar of Judaic studies, he also completed a law degree at Ono Academic College. In 2011, the Makor Rishon newspaper established a weekly magazine supplement entitled “Tzedek (Justice)”, dealing with matters of civil and Jewish law. Yifrach edited the supplement until 2014, when he was appointed head of the newspaper’s legal desk. Yifrach has published many publicist articles on various platforms such as Besheva, Haaretz, Dot, Sgula and more. His writing deals with diverse fields: law, halakhah, politics, philosophy, Kabbalah, and society.

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Medicine

Director of the Falk Schlesinger Institute of Medical-Halachic Research
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Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Halperin is a physician, director of the Falk Schlesinger Institute of Medical-Halachic Research in Jerusalem and editor of the magazine Assia – Jewish Medical Ethics. Halperin is an expert in the field of medical ethics and served as the director of ethics at Israel’s Ministry of Health. Halperin is also a member of the Bioethics Advisory Committee of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

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Nurse
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Hana completed her LLB and LLM while working full time as a nurse in Beilinson Hospital, including during the current Covid 19 pandemic. She has now been accepted to Leiden University in the Netherlands with an Excellence Scholarship for the Advanced Master in European and International Human Rights Law, where she will begin studies in September.

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Military and Police

Head of the Police, Community and Volunteers Branch of the Israel Police Operations Division
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Assistant Commissioner Anna Ben Mordechai-Raziel is an Israeli police officer with the rank of Assistant Commissioner of the Israel Police. She serves as the head of the Police, Community and Volunteers Branch of the Operations Division. In her previous role, she served as the Defense Secretary of the Minister of Internal Security.

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Police Officer
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Police Superintendent Eden Tapet Habentish, Head of the Community Policing in the Ethiopian sector, holder of a bachelor’s and master’s degree in law from Ono, lit a torch at the nation’s official celebration of Israel’s 73rd Independence Day.

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former commander of the National Unit for Combating Economic Crime
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Eli Assayag is a retired Israeli police officer with the rank of Assistant Commissioner of the Israel Police, who has served as the commander of the National Unit for Combating Economic Crime within the Lahav 433 anti-corruption unit. He was the head investigator in “Case 3000” and “Case 4000” in which PM Netanyahu was investigated of corruption Over many decades, Assayag held key positions in the police force.

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Colonel in the IDF
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Roi Levy is an IDF officer with the rank of Colonel. Levy was born in the United States and grew up in Jerusalem. He began his IDF career in the Golani Brigade where he took part in the fighting in southern Lebanon. He later served as commander of the Golani Reconnaissance Squadron from 2007 to 2008. During his tenure, he commanded many operations, including Operation Preliminary Judgement. He took temporary leave of the army to earn a bachelor’s degree in law at Ono Academic College. At the beginning of Operation Cast Lead, he interrupted his studies, and joined the fighting within the Golani Brigade where he was wounded in the leg in clashes with terrorists. In the fighting in Operation Tzuk Eitan in Gaza, Levy was severely wounded in the head. After his recovery, he was appointed commander of the Hadas Battalion and then the Egoz Unit. In April 2018, Levy was chosen to light the IDF torch at the 70th Independence Day Celebrations of the State of Israel. Later, the unit under his command received the Chief of Staff’s Award for Outstanding Units. On June 27, 2018, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel.

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Colonel in IDF, United States-based military attaché
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Col. Alon Madanes is an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) officer with the rank of colonel who serves as the United States-based military attaché representing the Land Forces Branch. During Operation Defensive Shield, he served as commander of the Auxiliary Company of the 202nd Battalion and led the fighting in the Battle of Nablus against the terrorists who fortified themselves in the Casbah market. During his time as the brigade commander in the North, he led the construction of an extensive artificial barrier to protect against incursions by Hezbollah fighters. He served as a Staff Division Officer in the IDF Central Command before taking the military attaché position in the US.

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Lecturer at Ono
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Rachel made Aliya at age 6 and grew up in Kiryat Malachi, one of 7 children. She became a career Human Resources officer in the IDF for an intelligence battalion, serving for five years, released at the rank of Captain. She went on to work in the investment department at Bank Mizrahi, and is now a lecturer at Ono in Fundamentals of Finance, Financial Management and a tutor in Math, Statistics, and business and finance subjects at Ono, as a result of her degrees. Participated in the Ono-UIA Canada Ben Gurion Society summer apprentice program in Toronto. Selected by Prof. Gabriela Shalev as most likely to succeed for Lady Globes magazine during LLB studies. She is now married with three young children.

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Colonel in IDF, Commander of the Ephraim Brigade
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Yiftach Norkin is an IDF officer with the rank of colonel, who serves as the commander of the Ephraim Brigade.
Norkin received the President’s Medal for his service in the 74th Battalion in the 188th Brigade of the Armored Corps in fighting in Tulqarem. In 2015, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and was appointed commander of the 77th Battalion. On August 14, 2019, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel and appointed commander of the Ephraim Brigade.

 

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Colonel in IDF, Commander of the 188th Brigade
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Nir Rosenberg is an IDF officer with the rank of colonel, who serves as commander of the 188th Brigade. He previously served as commander of the 14th Brigade. After finishing a stint as deputy commander of the 198th Battalion, he went on to study for a bachelor’s degree in law at Ono Academic College, between the years 2005–2008. In 2009, he was appointed deputy commander of the 71st Battalion.

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Reserve General in the IDF
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Yehuda Segev (born July 21, 1951) is a reserve General in the IDF. Born in 1951 in Romania he enlisted in the IDF in 1969 and reached the rank of lieutenant colonel. During the Yom Kippur War, he returned to the army and fought on the Egyptian front. In 1998, Segev was promoted to the rank of Major General and appointed head of the Personnel Division. Shortly after his release from the IDF in 2001, Segev was appointed CEO of the Association of Contractors and Builders in Israel. He held this position until his retirement in December 2004. In August 2006, he was appointed CEO of the Manufacturers’ Association, and held the position until April 2011. Export Institute, Chairman of the Gaash Board, a member of the Board of Directors. 2010–2011), Kibbutz Nitzanim Holdings, Provident Funds and Funds of Otzar Hachayal Bank. Segev holds a law degree from Ono Academic College. In 2013, his book “Imaginary Letters to Dad” was published. Serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shafir Engineering since 2015.

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Sports

Former Football Coaches and Founders of Playbox Fitness Complex
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After finishing their football careers and studying at Ono, Dan Rock and Vladi Portnoi became independent sports entrepreneurs. They established, “Playbox”, a ninja adventure complex in Ramat Hasharon, making use of the networking of opportunities they had with students and faculty of other programs.

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Former player on the Israeli national football team
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Former player on the Israeli national football team. Now, Faculty member in the Sports and Society program where he runs the football specialization

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Lawyer and National Wakeboard Champion
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Omri Ben Natan is an Israeli lawyer and athlete. He competed in the water skiing and wakeboard events and served as coach of the Israeli national wakeboard team. In 2012, Ben Natan began coaching the Israeli national team at Wakeboard, under whose management she has won three World Championships and four European Championships [2] [3], and in 2015 even won the title of Coach of the Year [4]. He won a gold medal in water skiing at the United States Cable Water Skiing Championships held in Orlando, Florida. In 2004/2005 Ben Natan won a silver medal at the European Water Skiing Championships, and in 2007/2008 he won a bronze medal at the European Water Skiing Championships. He also worked as a fashion model and appeared in the fashion show of the Castro House. After finishing Law School at Ono, Ben Natan worked for the SDB firm in the United States on US-based marketing projects, and is currently the director of business development and sales at webiZ.

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Manager of the Betar Jerusalem Football (Soccer) Premier League team
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Eliran Danin is a star israeli Football (soccer) player who began his career playing on the youth club of Betar Tobruk before moving to Betar Jerusalem, where he began his adult career in the 2003/2004 season. He was loaned to the Hapoel Kfar Saba club before coming back to Beitar Jerusalem. After he finished playing, he returned as the Manager of the Betar Jerusalem Football (Soccer) Premier League team.

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Competive Sprinter, Injured IDF Veteran, Motivational Speaker
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Noted track and field athlete Elai Hayut was severely injured during his service in the elite IDF Maglan unit. Confined to a wheelchair he now fights to rehabilitate himself and maintains his dream to compete in the Olympics. After completing his B.A. in Education and Social Studies, he has moved on to study for his M.A. in Education with a Specialization in Sports

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Former tennis player and politician
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Tzipora (Tzipi) Obziler is an Israeli former tennis player and politician. At her peak, Obziler was ranked 75th in the world in the WTA rankings. Obziler won 14 ITF singles titles and 14 doubles titles. Obziler was Israel’s Women’s Tennis champion in 2000, 2004 and 2005. Obziler was a player on the Israeli women’s tennis team and a senior partner in the team’s many victories in the Federation Cup. Alongside her professional career in tennis, she also began political activities in 2008. In the local elections held in November 2008, she was elected to serve as a member of the Givatayim City Council on behalf of the independent list “Green Givatayim” and served as chair of the party.

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Former Wimbledon Tennis Champion
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Andy Ram is a Wimbledon Tennis Champion and a Faculty Member in Ono’s Specialization in Sports.

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