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Mining Gold From East Jerusalem’s Streets
Israel profits twice from Palestinians living in the capital: once from the fines they pay for the city’s own cri...
Is the conversion revolution too little, too late?
Previous attempts to reform conversion in Israel came under attack by the Orthodox establishment, but Religious S...
A quest to recreate Davidic Jerusalem carves a valley of shadow Palestinians
Backed by the state, the Ir David Foundation’s activities in the Hinnom Valley are expanding into Arab olive grov...
Israel can also be Climate Innovation Nation
The challenge facing us is how to deliver cuts in emissions and simultaneously deliver economic incentives for ev...
The Unexpected Reason Israel Is Improving Conditions for Jerusalem Palestinians
The Israeli establishment’s attitude toward East Jerusalem has transformed in recent years, as seen in investment...
Israel and the Holy See
For many years, the Jewish people of Israel have been effectively paying the taxes of the Catholic Church and oth...
The dangerous game of the Jerusalem flag march – opinion
Controversial rituals like the flag march serve as tools in the domestic political game, and Decision-makers need to choose to ban them a...
Politics hamper replacing hazardous bridge to Temple Mount
Mughrabi Bridge was never intended to be a permanent walkway and engineering report says it is in danger of collapse, but sensitivities o...

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Yair Assaf-Shapira

Head of Data Analysis and Services

Expertise Fields:

  • Jerusalem Metropolitan
  • Jerusalem Neighborhoods
  • Jerusalem Statistical Yearbook
  • Population and Society
  • Statistics and Data

Dr. Amnon Ramon

Senior Researcher

Expertise Fields:

  • East Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem History
  • Population and Society

Dr. Maya Choshen

Senior Researcher

Expertise Fields:

  • Jerusalem Statistical Yearbook
  • Population and Society
  • Public Service in Local Authorities
  • Statistics and Data
  • Urban Planning

Israel (Lulik) Kimhi

Research Associate

Expertise Fields:

  • Tourism
  • Urabn Geography

Yamit Naftali

Formerly Researcher and Manager of International Research

Expertise Fields:

  • Circular Economy

Lior Schillat

Director General

Expertise Fields:

  • Jerusalem Metropolitan
  • Population and Society
  • Statistics and Data

Steven Zecher

Senior Researcher

Expertise Fields:

  • Capital Market Strategies
  • Community Development
  • Housing
  • Policy Research
  • Regional Development

Tehila Bigman

Formerly, Researcher

Expertise Fields:

  • East Jerusalem
  • Islam
  • Population and Society
  • חרדים ודתיים

Sarit Bensimhon-Peleg

Deputy Director General for Research

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  • Evaluation Research
  • Governance
  • Philanthropy and the Third Sector
  • Policy Research

Murad Natsheh

Formerly Researcher

Expertise Fields:

  • East Jerusalem
  • Information Systems
  • Urban Planning

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