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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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, 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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Medicine

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

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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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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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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Sports

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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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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