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09-18-11

 

Yisca Harani

Dr. Brad Young

Rabbi Daniel H. Jackson

Dr. Ali Qleibo

Michael B.Oren

JoAnn Magnuson

Jonathan J. Price

Sagi Melamed

Eva Marie Everson

Carl Hoffman

Yisrael Ne'eman

Nicole (Schiavi) Jansezian

Ian Stern

Israeli Hertzog

Laila M. Asfoura

David Rhodes

Miriam Feinberg Vamosh

Sondra Oster Baras

 

 

Yisca Harani

 

Yisca Harani   

 

Independent Scholar and Senior Lecturer for the Ministry of Tourism "Reflecting and Moulding Collective Identities. The Easter Ceremony of the Holy Light in Jerusalem studied through a Nineteenth Century Painting"

 



Dr. Brad Young

 

 Dr. Brad Young

 

Dr. Brad H. Young is the founder and President of the Gospel Research Foundation, Inc. Residing in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Young is a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Theology at Oral Roberts University serving as Associate Professor of Judaic-Christian Studies. A native of Sapulpa, OK, he received his first degree from ORU.


Rabbi Daniel H. Jackson

 

Rabbi Daniel H. Jackson

 

Rabbi Daniel Jackson has joined the team as a columnist, blogging from Israel. His first post is, "Hamastan - a view from Israel." Daniel is a former sociology professor who left the academy to study for rabbinic ordination at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Jackson lives in the Galilee region of Israel and teaches several classes in Jerusalem at Touro College in Israel.

 

 

Dr. Ali Qleibo

Dr. Ali Qleibo

 

Artist, author and anthropologist, Dr. Ali Qleibo was born in Jerusalem and educated in the USA his books and artworks have taken him all over the world. He's written numerous books, including  Before the Mountains Disappear, an ethnographic description of everyday Palestinian life, also filmmaker, he wrote "le Regard de l'Autre" a film subsidized by the French Government relating to post Modernism in French Society.

His research and articles on mystical Islam, as a fellow at the Hartman Institute, allowed him to lecture on Islam in various international interfaith dialogues including the prestigious "Meeting" in Rimini organized by Commune and Liberation.

 

Dr. Qleibo presently lectures on Ancient Classical Civilizations at al-Quds University.



Michael B. Oren

Michael Oren

 

Michael B. Oren is the Israel Ambassador to the United States of America. He is was a Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center, a Jerusalem-based research facility, where he specializes in the diplomatic and military history of the Middle East. He has written extensively for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic, of which he is a contributing editor, and has been interviewed on CNN, Fox,The Charlie Rose Show, The Daily Show, and Today. He is the CBS Middle East expert.

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JoAnn Magnuson

JoAnn Magnuson

 

JoAnn Magnuson has been involved in Jewish-Christian relations for over 30 years. She has participated in many Jewish-Christian dialogue programs  has worked on projects to bring interfaith understanding to Evangelical churches. She has written materials on the history of antisemitism and has taught classes on Holocaust education to a variety of Christian groups. She has led over sixty tours to Israel and in recent years has headed U.S. Protestant delegations to March of the Living in Poland. She has worked with Christians in Eastern Europe to bring teaching into their churches that will foster a positive view of the Jewish people in a part of the world where antisemitism reigned for many years. In recent years she has served as Interfaith Relations Director for Bridges for Peace in the U.S. and as Coordinator for the Presbyterian Committee to End Divestment Now. She served as U.S. Project Coordinator for Christian Friends of Yad Vashem, a joint project of Yad Vashem and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. Read more...

 

 

Jonathan J. Price

Jonathan J. Price

 

Jonathan J. Price, Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Tel Aviv University, has written widely on Greek and Roman authors, with a focus on Josephus, ancient Jewish epigraphy and issues in Jewish political and social history. He is currently one of the editors of the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/ Palaestinae (CIIP), a multi-lingual scientific corpus of all inscriptions found in modern-day Israel and dating from Alexander to Muhammad.

 

Sagi Melamed

 


Sagi Melamed is the Vice President for External Relations & Development at the Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, where he is focusing on enriching the society and developing the economy of Israel's northern periphery through quality higher education. Educated at Harvard University, Sagi serves as a Liaison Officer for Foreign Armies in the Israel Defense Forces. 

Segi Melamed

Born in Kibbutz Ramat Yochanan, Sagi represents the third generation in a family that were founders of the Kibbutz movement and the State of Israel. He is married to Betsy Winnick-Melamed and an active father of Guy, Eden, Ari and Sivan.


 

Eva Marie Everson

Eva Marie Everson

 

New International Version -

Scriptures provided by: Eva Marie Everson

Reflections of God's Holy Land; A Personal Journey Through Israel

 

 

Carl Hoffman

 

Carl Hoffman

 

Carl Hoffman grew up in Boston and was educated in New York and Philadelphia. He has worked as a university lecturer in the United States, an anthropologist in Indonesia, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines; followed by a series of odd jobs with the U.S. State Department Refugee Programs , the Philippine Department of Education, and the Japanese Embassy in Manila.

 

Mr. Hoffman has lived in Israel since 1997 with his wife and two children. Semi-employed as a freelance writer, his articles appear more or less regularly in the Jerusalem Post and ESRA Magazine, and sporadically elsewhere. He is amazed and deeply grateful to have recently won a "First Place" award for "Excellence in Feature Writing" from the American Jewish Press Association for his article, "19 Hours and 20 Minutes in Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station," published by Moment Magazine.

 

He is also the author of two books: Punan (1986), an anthropological study of a jungle tribe in Borneo, and Lovetaps (2003), a collection of short stories.

 

 

Yisrael Ne'eman

 

Yisrael Neeman

 

Yisrael Ne'eman is a historian and tour guide specializing in the ancient history of the Holy Land and the modern Israel of today. Teaching and guiding at the Univ. of Haifa since 1991-92 he builds programs and interacts with the International School's foreign student body which is both Jewish and Christian, making the world of yesteryear and today's national, political and religious issues relevant to today's young adults.

 

Privately he has guided both Jewish and Christian tours whether adult or student groups, families or individuals. His expertise lies in integrating the ancient with the modern while relating to the Biblical scriptures as presented. In particular he deals with academic style programs, but not excl usively. He takes bus tours as well as hikes throughout the Land. Yisrael guides the entire country but the fact that he lives in the north gives him greater knowledge than most when touring the Galilee and the Golan Heights.

 

Yisrael is married with four children and lives in the Galilean community village of Eshchar.

 

 

Nicole (Schiavi) Jansezian

Nicole Jansezian

 

Nicole Jansezian is a journalist and editor based in Jerusalem.

Nicole moved to Israel more than six years ago. An experienced journalist, Nicole now speaks Hebrew and "Israeli," a language in itself, and is learning Arabic ... in hopes of one day catching up with her husband who grew up in Jerusalem and speaks five languages. Nicole has more than 10 years of reporting experience. Her stateside experience includes The Associated Press and a daily newspaper in New Hampshire. In Israel, Nicole freelances and has worked as an editor of a monthly magazine. Read more...

 

 

Dr. Ian Stern

Ian Stern

 

Dr. Ian Stern is originally from New Jersey.  He completed his BA at Brandeis University, his MA at Hebrew Union College, and his PhD at Bar Ilan University in archaeology.  He is currently a director of Archaeological Seminars, that runs the "Dig for a Day" program at Maresha as well as offers tour guiding services throughout Israel.  Ian, who is also a tour guide and ran the Archaeological Seminars Israel tour guide course (licensed by the Israel Ministry of Tourism) training tour guides for a number of years, has been excavating at Maresha for the past 20 years.

 

 

Israeli Hertzog

Israeli Hertzog

 

Recognized by the IDF as an active athlete and a member of the Israeli national windsurfing team, Israel Hertzog served in an air-force intelligence unit. He then became a m ember of the Israeli national windsurfing team represented Israel in international competitions. Since years, Israel Hertzog is a Tour Guide (Licence) in Israel and abroad.

 

 

Laila M. Asfoura, General Manager

Laila M. Asfoura

 

Laila Tours & Travel, Middle East Bldg-Manger St., Bethlehem-Holy Land

Founder and Managing Director, Mrs Laila Asfoura, has a background of many years in the Tour Operating business and formed the Company to provide a specialised service to discerning clients. She has a dedicated, loyal and well qualified staff. In a very short period of time she has become recognised as one of the most capable businesses with operating facilities to International standards.

 

 

 

David Rhodes

David Rhodes

 

David S. Rhodes, is a Wine Journalist who recently moved to Israel in July of 2008 to research and write about Israeli wines. Before living in Israel, he spent 16 years in San Diego, California where he had been the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the San Pasqual Winery, an adviser and graduate of the San Diego State University Business of Wine program, a Consulting Sommelier, the founder of the SD YAD Wine Cluster ( a wine club with over 300 members) that's now held over 100 events in 4 years.  David included wine studies as part of his Geography major at Worcester State College in Massachusetts.


He also has been published in several print magazines as a political corrspondant, celebrity interviewer and a contributor on health-related issues.


David has published two out of print poetry books and is working on a new compiliation.


David also has been a certified and practicing Holistic Health Practitioner since 1992.

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Cheap vs Expensive Wine

 

 

Miriam Feinberg Vamosh

Miriam Feinberg Vamosh

 

Miriam Feinberg Vamosh is an author, lecturer, and tour educator specializing in Christian pilgrimages. The author of Women in the Time of the Bible, Food in the Bible, Daily Life at the Time of Jesus, Israel - Land of the Bible, and Pathways Through the Land of the Hart, Miriam is also a contributor to Fodor's Travel Guide to Israel and the author of three Israel site guides. Born in the United States, Miriam has lived in Israel since 1970. Read more...

 

 

 

Sondra Oster Baras

Sondra Baras

 

Sondra Oster Baras was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio in an Orthodox Jewish home. She was educated at the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, a religious all-day school sponsored by the Cleveland Jewish community. Upon graduation from high school, Sondra studied religious studies at the Jerusalem College for Women in Israel. She completed her B.A. in history and English at Barnard College in New York. She obtained her J.D. at Columbia University's School of Law.

In 1984, after practicing law in New York for a short time, Sondra moved to Israel. Sondra continued her legal career in Israel, after being accepted to the Israeli bar.

In 1985, the Baras' joined Neve Aliza, a group of North American Orthodox Jews that were building a new neighborhood in the small Samarian town of Karnei Shomron. Sondra Baras has been an active spokesperson for the communities of Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

Baras maintained contact with Christian Friends of Israeli Communities since its inception in 1995, and in 1998, she opened the Israel office of CFOIC in an effort to enhance the organization's activities in support of the communities of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Since then, Sondra has been the director of the Israel office, coordinating much of CFOIC's community support programs world-wide.

Sondra Oster Baras currently resides in Karnei Shomron, together with her husband Edward, a computer programmer, and their five children.



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