About the Authors

Dan Diker

Dan Diker is a fellow and senior project director at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He is the author of BDS Unmasked and SJP Unmasked, and has edited several other policy books including Defensible Borders for Israel and Iran’s Race for Regional Supremacy. Diker is a former secretary-general of the World Jewish Congress, and is a research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at IDC Herzliya.

Khaled Abu Toameh

Khaled Abu Toameh is an Israeli Arab journalist, analyst, lecturer, and documentary filmmaker. He is a senior distinguished fellow at the New York-based Gatestone Institute. From 1992 to 2016, he served as the Palestinian affairs reporter and analyst for the Jerusalem Post. Abu Toameh has been a producer and consultant for NBC News since 1989. He began his journalism career as a reporter for the PLO newspaper Al Fajr.

Col. (res.) Dr. Danny Tirza

Col. (res.) Dr. Danny Tirza is the former head of the Strategic Planning Unit of the Judea and Samaria Division, IDF Central Command (1994-2009). He was a senior security adviser and negotiator in diplomatic talks with the Palestinian leadership. He has served as an adviser to prime ministers, the president of Israel, defense ministers, the National Security Council, the Counter-Terrorism Bureau, the IDF Planning Branch, and senior IDF commanders. He currently serves as chairman of the Local Council of Kfar Adumim, in close proximity to the Mishor Adumim industrial zone.

Professor Ali Qleibo

Professor Ali Qleibo is a professor emeritus at Al-Quds University and a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He has been a visiting professor at Tokyo University for Foreign Studies. Professor Qleibo has developed the Palestinian Social and Muslim Tourism Itinerary as a specialist in Palestinian social history, and through his work at the Jerusalem Research Center.

Daniel Birnbaum

Daniel Birnbaum has served as chief executive officer of SodaStream International Ltd. and of the Soda Club Group at Soda-Club Enterprises NV since 2007. From 2003 to 2006, he served as general manager of Nike Israel. Previously he served as a founding member of Nuvisio Corporation and of Pillsbury Israel. A graduate of Hebrew University and Harvard Business School, Birnbaum held senior positions at Pillsbury International and at Procter & Gamble.

Nabil Basherat

Nabil Basherat is a manager at the SodaStream factory in Idan Hanegev, Israel, where he oversees a diverse team responsible for engraving, rinsing, spray, inventory, and valves. Basherat has worked at SodaStream in various positions since 2009. At 41, he is a father of seven children, a grandfather, and a resident of the village of Jaba’, located near Ramallah.

Rami Levy

Rami Levy is the founder of Rami Levy Shivuk Hashikma Ltd. and Israco International Food Brands Marketing Ltd. at Tiv Taam Holdings 1 Ltd. In 1976, at the age of 21, he opened his first Rami Levy wholesale supermarket in Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda Market. Levy has since built a multimillion-dollar chain of discount supermarkets, and has diversified his business to include cellular communications, real estate development, and shopping malls.

Nadia Aloush

Nadia Aloush has worked in a variety of positions, including managerial roles at Rami Levy’s supermarket branch in the Mishor Adumim industrial zone in the West Bank since 2005. After completing a BA in business management, Aloush worked at the Israeli Civil Administration’s Interior Ministry branch in Ramallah from 1985 to 1995, before moving to the Palestinian Authority’s Interior Ministry, where she worked for two years.

Pinhas Inbari

Pinhas Inbari is a fellow and Middle East analyst at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and a leading expert on the Arab world and Islam. He has authored 12 books on the Arab world. He has served as a veteran Arab affairs correspondent and analyst for several European media outlets and has reported on Palestinian affairs for Israel Radio and Al Hamishmar newspaper.

Professor Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi

Professor Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi has decades of experience in reconciliation, conflict resolution, and interfaith dialogue. He received PhDs from the University of South Carolina and from the University of Texas, and has authored numerous academic books and articles. Dajani is the founding executive director of the Wasatia moderate Islamic movement in Palestine, a professor emeritus of political science, and founding director of the American Studies Institute at Al-Quds University. Dajani is also the Weston Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.