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Jewish Journal/JPPI Podcast

Ambassador Avi Gil, Dr. Shlomo Fischer and Shmuel Rosner discuss the election results and its possible outcomes.

Dr. Shlomo Fischer, a senior fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, teaches sociology in the School of Education at Hebrew University and at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is also currently a research fellow at the Van Leer Institute.Along with his extensive academic research, he was the founder and Executive Director of Yesodot – Center for Torah and Democracy which works to advance education for democracy in the State-Religious school sector in Israel. He was also one of the founders and is on the Board of the International Summer School for Religion and Public Life which is based in Boston, Mass.

Ambassador Avi Gil Served as the Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from April 2001-November 2002. He also served as Director-General of Israel’s Ministry of Regional Cooperation, Deputy Director-General of the Peres Center for Peace; the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, Media Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Finance, and Executive Policy Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has been closely involved in Israel’s policy-making and peace efforts, including the negotiations that led to the Oslo Accords and the peace treaty with Jordan. He is a Senior Fellow at the JPPI and a was a close advisor to President Shimon Peres.