Nadav Tamir is the executive director of J Street Israel, a member of the board of the Mitvim think-tank, adviser for international affairs at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in Tel Aviv, and a member of the steering committee of the Geneva Initiative. He was a close adviser of the late Nobel Peace Prize winning former Prime Minister and President of the State of Israel Shimon Peres, served in the Israel embassy in Washington, D.C., and as Consul General from the State of Israel to New England.

Nadav spoke last week at my synagogue in Los Angeles, and I had the chance to interview him and moderate questions in a forum sponsored by J Street, a number of LA synagogues and progressive Zionist organizations. Nadav is an articulate and thoughtful progressive Israeli and Zionist, as his writings below in The Times of Israel (TOI) and the Jerusalem Strategic Tribune reveal.

I provide links below to five of his articles written over the past couple of years as well as the link to the conversation he and I had at Temple Israel of Hollywood on Sunday, May 7. If you need clarification about the complexities, subtleties, and nuances inherent in the Arab-Israeli conflict and an optimistic way of re-framing that conflict that can move both Israelis and Palestinians forward towards a peaceful resolution of their conflict into two states for two peoples, as well as insight into how the so-called Judicial Reform efforts of the current right-wing extremist Israeli government is likely to play itself out, and the implications of all of this on the image of Israel around the world, and the Israeli-American relationship, I encourage you to read Nadav’s columns and listen/watch the link to his talk.

Nadav is a brilliant, inspirational, well-informed, and intelligent voice in his roles as a past Israeli diplomat, advocate for peace and democracy in Israel, and J Street Israel leader. If you don’t know him, I suspect you will come to respect him and be inspired by him as all of us do in the J Street community.

Video – Democracy in Israel – at Temple Israel of Hollywood –

Times of Israel Blogs (#1-4) and an article from the Jerusalem Strategic Tribune (#5)

  1. Insights about the Image of Israel –

2. A Joint Problem Solving Approach – A joint Problem-Solving

3. The Peres philosophy and its impact on my career –

4. Insights from my American Journey –

5. Israel relations with Diaspora Jewry –