List of First 150 Signatories – April 2013

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  • Yuval Rabin – Co-Founder- Businessman and IPI Co-Author
  • Koby Huberman – Co-Founder- Businessman, High-Tech Veteran and Civil Society Activist, IPI Co-Author
  • Jacob Perry – Co-Founder, Former IPI President- Currently MK and Minister of Science and Technology. Former GSS director (1995-1998). Chairman of the Board of Mizrahi Tefahot and Magal. Expert on defense and terror.
  • Avraham Bigge Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board- A prominent executive and a businessman
  • Att. Moshe Shachal – Co-Founder- Attorney, former MK and minister
  • Major Gen.(ret.) Amnon Lipkin-Shahak Z”L (2012) – Co-Founder- 15th Chief of the General Staff, IDF (1995-1998). Former government minister (1999-2001).
  • Gen.(ret.) Amram Mitzna- Former Chairman of the Labor Party, Major General (IDF), Mayor of Haifa , Head of the Appointed Committee of Yeruham.
  • Gen.(ret.) Danny Yatom – Former Mossad Director (1996-1998). Former Commanding General of the Central Command, Military Secretary to PM Rabin and PM Peres, and Chief of Staff and to PM Barak. Former MK.
  • Gen.(ret.) Ami Ayalon- Former Director of the GSS (1996-2000). Former government Minister (2007-2008). Founding member of “Blue-White Future”.
  • Danny Gillerman- Former Ambassador to the UN. Head of the Markstone Fund
  • Adina Bar Shalom- Founder and President of the Haredi College of Jerusalem.
  • Merav Michaeli- Member of Knesset, Journalist and media figure, a feminist activist.
  • Gen.(ret.) Alik Ron- Major General Israel Police (Ret)
  • Gen.(ret.) Dov Tamari- Brigadier General (res.) General Staff Reconnaissance Unit commander, first chief intelligence officer in the IDF.
  • Dr. Yehuda Ben- Meir- Deputy Foreign Minister on behalf of Mafdal (1981-1983). Founder of Meimad. Dr. of Psychology, senior research fellow, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).
  • Dr. Alon Liel- International relations researcher and Israeli diplomat who served as Director General of the Foreign Ministry (2000-2001). Ambassador to South Africa, and Chargé d’Affaires in Turkey.
  • Avi Primor- Deputy Rector, IDC Herzliya. Former Israeli Ambassador to Germany and EU, and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Gen.(ret.) Nathan Sharony- President of the Council of Peace and Security. Major General (IDF). Former Director General of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Trade.
  • Prof. Shimon Shamir- Middle East scholar and diplomat. Israeli Ambassador to Egypt (1988-1990) and Israel’s first Ambassador to Jordan (1994-1996).
  • Idan Ofer- Businessman, owner of Israel Corp., chairman of the board of Better Place.
  • Att. Dalia Rabin- Chairperson of the Rabin Center. Former MK (1999-2003) and Deputy Defense Minister.
  • Shlomo Gur- Deputy Director of the Claims Committee, former Director General of the Ministry of Justice, deputy ambassador to the US.
  • Commissioner (ret.) Shaul Givoli – Brigadier General (IDF), Major General (Israel Police). Director General of the Council of Peace and Security.
  • Uri Neeman- Former head of the Mossad’s research wing (1989-1995). Member of the Council of Peace and Security.
  • Prof. Yoram Meital- Chairman of the Chaim Hertzog Center for Middle East Studies and Diplomacy. Scholar of political and national processes in the Middle East.
  • Att. Oded Dovrat- President of the Ramat Gan College.
  • Prof. Eli Podeh- Middle East scholar, expert in the history of the Arab world, Islam and Middle East Studies, Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Dr. Efrat Elron- Organizational psychologist, expert on multi-national forces and Israeli interfaces with the international community.
  • Prof. Aliza Shenhar- President of the Yizre’el Valley College. Former Israeli ambassador to the Russian Federation (1994-1997).
  • Dr. Matti Steinberg- Middle East scholar, former advisor to GSS director. Lecturer at Princeton University.
  • Dr. Ephraim Lavie- Middle East scholar, Colonel (Res.), former senior intelligence/research officer, Director of the Tami Steinmetz Center of Peace Studies, TAU
  • Prof. Tamar Herman- Public opinion expert, expert on foreign policy and security, Open University and the Israel Democracy Institute.
  • Prof. Yossi Yonah- Professor of Philosophy of Education, Department of Education, Ben Gurion University.
  • Prof. Moshe Maoz- Professor Emeritus of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, expert on Syria, Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Itamar Ya’ar- Colonel (Res.). Management and national security advisor, former Deputy Director of the National Security Council.
  • Bruno Landsberg- Founder and chairman of the Sano Enterprises Ltd.
  • Alon Schuster- Head of Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.
  • Dr. Alla Shainskaya- Senior scientist, Weizmann Institute of Science.
  • Prof. Eyal Zisser- Middle East scholar, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University.
  • Col.(ret.) Shaul Arieli- Colonel (Res.), member of the Council for Peace and Security. Head of the Peace Administration in the Barak Administration.
  • Prof. Shifra Sagi- Professor of Educational Psychology and head of the Conflict Resolution and Management Program, Ben Gurion University.
  • Gen.(ret.) Israela Oron- Brigadier General (Res.). Former Deputy Director of the National Security Council.
  • Avremi Adamov- Businessman and entrepreneur.
  • Gilead Sher- Colonel (Res.), attorney, former Head of the Prime Minister Barak Bureau and Chief Negotiator with the Palestinians. Founding co-chairman of “Blue-White Future”.
  • Orny Petruschka- Hi-tech entrepreneur and social activist. Founding member of “Blue-White Future”.
  • Avital Geva- Educator, artist, social activist. Founder of the Ein Shemer Ecological Incubator.
  • Prof. Jimmy Weinblatt- Professor of Economics, Ben Gurion University of the Negev. In 2010 appointed Rector of Sapir Academic College.
  • Danny Karavan- International artist, recipient of the Israel Prize.
  • Mully Dor- Chair, Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED-AJEEC).
  • Dr. Eva Berger- Former Dean of the School of Communications, College of Management Academic Studies.
  • Akiva Eldar- Political correspondent, Columnist for Al-Monitor, former member of the editorial board of Haaretz.
  • Prof. Eyal Benvenisti- Professor, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. Expert in international law.
  • Att. Eti Livni- Former MK (Shinui), Deputy Speaker of the Knesset 2006–2008)
  • Prof. Alex Mintz- Dean of the School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.
  • Rabbi Dr. Daniel Hartman- President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, Engaging Israel project director.
  • Dr. Mark Heller- Principal Research Associate Institute for National Security Studies.
  • Att. Aviv Wasserman- Founder and Director of the Lod Foundation
  • Dr. Gershon Baskin- Founder and co-director of IPCRI (Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information)
  • Gideon Bromberg- CEO, FOEME (Friends of Earth Middle East)
  • Prof. Dan Jacobson- Professor of Organizational Behavior at Tel Aviv University. An expert on individual unemployment, economic and political insecurity
  • Avner Azulay- Managing Director of The Rich Foundations in Israel
  • Dr. Ilai Alon- Middle East scholar, expert on Islam at Tel Aviv University Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
  • Ophir Paz Pines- Former Knesset member and Minister in Israeli governments from 2005 to 2010
  • Colette Avital- Former MK and a diplomat, Director of the Berl Katznelson Foundation
  • Avner Katz- Painter, illustrator and a writer, recipient of the Israel Prize
  • Micha Olman- Sculptor, recipient of the Israel Prize
  • Oren Magnezy- Founder and Chairman of the Laurus Consulting Group, served as PM Ariel Sharon’s Advisor.
  • Dr. Anat Kurtz- Senior scholar at the INSS (Institute for National Security Studies), an expert on Islamist terrorism
  • Prof. Gavriel Salomon- Professor of Education at the University of Haifa, recipient of the Israel Prize in education.
  • Dr. Yoram Harpaz- Editor in chief of “Educating Thinking”, expert in education
  • Dr. Zvia Walden- Doctor of Linguistics.
  • Prof. Rafi Walden- Professor of Medicine, Vice – Director of the Sheba Hospital
  • Baruch Ovadia- Social Worker, Teacher, NGO leader and an activist in conflict-resolution dialog.
  • Col.(ret.) Yossi Hatsor- Businessman and entrepreneur. Retired Colonel from the Israeli Air Force (IAF), Former Squadron Commander
  • Naava Mashiah- A prominent businesswoman building partnerships between Israel and the MENA region. Founder and CEO of ME LINKS
  • Gabi Seligsohn- President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Measuring Instruments.
  • Yoram Yahav- CEO of the Yoayh Group, specializing in futuristic strategy which supports countries, corporations and leaders.
  • Alice Krieger- Activist and a fundraising and development consultant.
  • Emanuel Shaked- Brigadier General (res.). Management member of Council of Peace and Security.
  • Shmuel Gortler- Investment banker and chairman of Goren capital group.
  • David (Miko) Tzarfati- Chairman of the IEC’s employees’ union
  • Uri Dori- Owner of A.dori construction corporation.
  • Dany Atar- Head of the Gilboa regional council
  • Prof. David Newman- Ben-Gurion University Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Avner Stepak- Investment banker and Businessman
  • Yossi Alfi- A media and theater persona, writer, teacher and storyteller.
  • Prof. Carlo Strenger- Chair of the Clinical Graduate Program,
  • Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University.
  • Prof. Élie Barnavi- Historian and diplomat, former Israeli ambassador to France. Expert on European early modern history at Tel Aviv University. Scientific Advisor to the Museum of Europe in Brussels andScientific Director of the Forum de Paris.
  • Prof. Daniel Bar-Tal- Branco Weiss Professor of Research in Child Development and Education at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University.
  • Att. Rachel Dolev- Brigadier General (res.). Former senior member of the military prosecutor’s office and the chief censor.
  • Benny Kedar- Colonel (res.), Former head of the development department, the Israeli Air force’s technical alignment. Currently at the civil aviation authority.
  • Dan Halperin- Former official at Ministry of Finance, political and economic commentator, former Economic Envoy in Washington, businessman, Chairman of the Israel Festival, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies.
  • Vivian Silver- Co-Executive Director , Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development – NISPED.
  • Doron Libstein- Businessman, Chairman of Mentors-Channel Ltd.
  • Dan Piltz- Businessman
  • Lilly Halperin- Education program development in peace, dialog and non- violence education
  • Dr. Shosh Keini- Ben Gurion University, Education school
  • Prof. Yoram Peri- Tel-Aviv University, Political Science and Communications
  • Boaz Nol- Young entrepreneur and political activist
  • Yonatan Adiri- Business Development Executive, Better Place.
  • Eldad Ben Gal- Businessman and an Agronomist.
  • Shlomi Waroner- Chairman of the Natanya Fund
  • Arik Segal- International Mediator / Foreign Policy Specialist
  • Yigal Tamir- Businessman and Social entrepreneur
  • Idit Shachal Halperin- Attorney and social entrepreneur
  • Noa Epstein- Business Development Expert and Middle-East social activist
  • Dana Moss- Social activist and media expert
  • Amb. Ilan Baruch- Former Diplomat and Ambassador to South Africa.
  • Gen.(ret.) Uri Sagie- Former Head of IDF Intelligence, head of Southern Command and chief negotiator with Syria.
  • Michael Rothenberg- Founder of Alvarion Ltd., high tech executive and entrepreneur
  • Doron Ben Sira- High-tech executive with International experience
  • Att. Ofer Even    – Social activist and Real-Estate attorney
  • Prof. David Harel- The William Sussman Professorial Chair, Dept. of Computer Science & Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Prize award.
  • Ram Aviram- Former ambassador, consultant on international water resources
  • Yoav Levi- Multimedia artist, entrepreneur and CEO of the Empathy Group
  • Itai Ben Horin- Attorney. Social activist and Owner of Ben-Horin Alexandrovitch public relations
  • Dan Lahat- Businessman
  • Yehiel Leket- Attorney and social entrepreneur
  • Pini Shomer- Political activist, Chairman of Absalom Institute
  • Elah Alkalay- Businesswoman, investment banker and philanthropist
  • Eyal Waldman- High Tech Execut9ive, President and CEO of Melanox Technologies Ltd.
  • Shai Beilis- High Tech executive, Venture Capital Partner
  • Avner Shelem- Businessman, High Tech Executive
  • Avi Cohen- High Tech Executive, President and CEO of RRSat Global Communications Ltd.
  • Rani Cohen- High Tech Entrepreneur
  • Rami Kalish- High Tech Executive, Partner and Owner,m Pitango Venture Capital
  • Shlomo Cohen- Businessman
  • Yadin Kaufmann- High Tech Executive, Partner and Owner,m Pitango Venture Capital
  • Prof. Meir Heth- Former Governor of the Bank of Israel
  • Prof. Jona Rosenfeld- Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel Prize in Social Work 1998
  • Orna Angel- Businesswoman and social activist
  • Henrycque Zimerman- Journalist, Channel 2 TV
  • Dov Moran- High Tech Entrepreneur, Founder, M-Systems Ltd.
  • Dorit Ben Simon- Businesswoman
  • Gad Ben Ari- Economists and Accountant
  • Yair Rotlavi- Businessman
  • David Weisberg- Private Equity partner
  • Ruth Alon- Businesswoman, Venture Capital partner at Pitango
  • David Broza- Singer and Song Writer
  • Rony Zarom- High Tech entrepreneur, Founder Watchitoo Inc.
  • Dr. Marc Yekutiel- Tel Aviv University, Middle East and History
  • Prof. Yossi Zeira- Hebrew University of Jerusalem, department of Economy, expert on Middle-East economy
  • Eyal Megged- Writer and Publicist
  • Rivki Stern- Businesswoman and social entrepreneur
  • Dalia Shacham- Middle East expert
  • Prof. Uri Bar Yosef- Haifa University, department of political science
  • Prof. Galia Golan- IDC, political science
  • Eetta Prince-Gibson- Journalist, former editor of Jerusalem Report
  • Moshe Lichtman- High Tech Executive, former Microsoft Inc.
  • Yamit Eriksson – Executive Director- Expert on Middle-East studies and social activist