Open Zion

Columnists

Bernard Avishai is Adjunct Professor of Business at the Hebrew University, and Visiting Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. His new book, Promiscuous: Portnoy’s Complaint and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness, will be published in May.

Lara Friedman is the Director of Policy and Government Relations for Americans for Peace Now, and she works closely with Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann and his NGO, Terrestrial Jerusalem.

Gershom Gorenberg is an author, most recently of The Unmaking of Israel, and a senior correspondent for The American Prospect. He blogs at SouthJerusalem.com. He tweets under @GershomG.

Emily L. Hauser is an American-Israeli writer who has studied and written about the contemporary Middle East since the early 1990s. She blogs about Israel/Palestine and everything from domestic politics to her kids to loud music at Emily L. Hauser In My Head, and can be followed on Twitter.

Hussein Ibish is a Senior Research Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine. His most recent book is What’s Wrong with the One-State Agenda? Why Ending the Occupation and Peace with Israel is Still the Palestinian National Goal. He has a PhD in comparative literature from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Raphael Magarik has written for Tablet, The Atlantic, and The Forward, and he tweets sporadically @raffimagarik.

Yehudah Mirsky served in the State Department's human rights bureau in the Clinton Administration and moved to Israel in 2002. He is active in Yerushalmim.org, a movement for a pluralist and vibrant Jerusalem and writes weekly at Jewishideasdaily.com. His scholarship focuses on religion, intellectual history and politics and his biography of Rav Kook is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

Benny Morris teaches history at Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel. He is the author of Righteous Victims, A History of the Arab-Zionist Conflict, 1881-2001.

Yousef Munayyer is Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center in Washington, DC. He tweets under @YousefMunayyer and supports the Right of Return, an end to occupation, and equal rights for Palestinians in Israel.

Trita Parsi is the President of the National Iranian American Council and the author of A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran and Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the US. He is the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

Einat Wilf is a Member of Israel’s Knesset. She serves on the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and is the chair of the Knesset's Sub-Committee on Israel and the Jewish People. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge.