Ephrat Levy-Lahad

Ephrat Levy-Lahad teaches medical genetics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and directs the Medical Genetics Institute at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. She took part in the International Summit on Human Gene Editing in December 2015.

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Lesley Sachs

Lesley Sachs is the director of Women of the Wall, an international consortium of Jewish women who want women to be able to pray at Jerusalem’s Western Wall. She lives in Jaffa, Israel.

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Zakaria Odeh

Zakaria Odeh is the director of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, an NGO dedicated to Palestinian human rights. He has warned that the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem will endanger future peace negotiations.

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Jenny Weisberg

Jenny Weisberg is a stay-home mother of eight children living in Jerusalem with her husband, a rabbi. She blogs about Jewish motherhood at JewishMom.com. Contact via her website.

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Bruce Riedel

Bruce Riedel, director of the Brookings Intelligence Project and senior fellow at the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and Center for Middle East Policy. His areas of expertise include counterterrorism, Arab-Israeli issues, Persian Gulf security, and India-Pakistan relations.

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Andre Key

Andre Key is an assistant professor of history at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. He is an expert in the historical development of Black Hebrew religion and Hebrew Israelite ethno-religious identity.

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Adam H. Becker

Adam H. Becker is an associate professor of Religious Studies, and Classics Director of the Religious Studies Program at New York University. According to NYU’s website, “Professor Becker’s research interests include Christian martyrdom in the Sasanian Empire, Jewish-Christian relations in Late Antiquity, the social and intellectual history of the Syriac (Christian Aramaic) tradition, the missionary encounter […]

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Reporting on Islam

While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]

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Reporting on Catholicism

The Roman Catholic Church, established in the first century, is one of the oldest Christian traditions. One of the primary tenets of Catholicism is the belief in apostolic succession, which holds that the chosen successors of the Twelve Apostles have been granted spiritual authority passed down through the ages from Jesus Christ. This chain of […]

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