© Judah Passow 1982
© Judah Passow 1988
© Judah Passow 1982

Israeli Strategic Forum

The project focuses on enhancing the debate on the need for greater equality in Israel and new civil charter. It serves as a key forum for advancing peacebuilding.

   to provide a forum for in-depth strategic and systemic thinking by creating an environment to explore what a model of more long-term strategic thinking would look like. to provide a forum for in-depth strategic and systemic thinking by creating an environment to explore what a model of more long-term strategic thinking would look like. 

The project aims to create a new framework for a national dialogue in Israel and has created an active thinking group from across the spectrum communities. Participants in the project come from different social, political, professional and geographic arenas in Israeli society with access to a multiplicity of networks and creative expertise. The focus is on the creation of a new civil charter and aims to inform policy making. Working closely with our Israeli partner institution, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, it connects real-time politics to repercussions and ramifications of decisions at the local, national and even international levels. The project which was created in 2006 advances the equality debate while prioritising high-level engagement and the dissemination of supporting documents. In 2010, the Israeli Strategic Forum produced The Time is Ripe, which recounts the results of a series of workshops that encouraged in-depth collective thinking on the nature of the Israeli state how it should develop a fruitful and peaceful relationship with Israeli Arabs, the Palestinian people and its wider neighbourhood

To learn more about how you can support this work, please click here.

 


The Israeli Strategic Forum project is supported by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. 

Photo credits © Judah Passow


 

Staff

Gabrielle Rifkind

Gabrielle Rifkind is the Director of the Middle East programme at Oxford Research Group (ORG). She is a group analyst and specialist in conflict resolution. Gabrielle combines in-depth political...

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Sarah Bollinger

Sarah Bollinger joined the Middle East Programme in 2013. She is a specialist in the history and politics of the modern Middle East. Prior to joining ORG, she worked as a freelance political risk...

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Dr Yonatan Mendel

Yonatan (Yoni) Mendel is the Director of the Israeli Strategic Forum (ISF), a project of Oxford Research Group (ORG). Yoni is the Projects Manager of the Mediterranean Unit at the Van Leer...

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Sharri Plonski

Sharri Plonski is the Coordinator of the the Israeli Strategic Forum (ISF). Sharri is a specialist in Israeli and Palestinian issues and has been a key contributor to our Middle East Programme....

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Professor Oliver Ramsbotham

Oliver Ramsbotham is a Consultant on Oxford Research Group's (ORG) Middle East Programme. He was Chair of the Board from April 2007 until July 2013.

Oliver is a specialist on...

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Advisors

Brig. Gen. Amira Dotan

From 1965 to 1988, Amira Dotan served in the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) finishing as the Head of the Women’s Corps with the rank of Brigadier General, the first woman in the Israeli history to...

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Dr Orit Gal

Dr Orit Gal specialises in complexity-based strategy development. Over the past eight years she has concentrated her work on issues of complexity in conflict environments and the intersection...

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