Dr. Einat Wilf
Dr. Einat Wilf, a Senior Fellow with the Jewish People Policy Institute, was Chair of the Education, Sports and Culture Committee, Chair of the Knesset Sub-Committee for Israel and the Jewish People, and Member of the influential Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in the 18th Knesset.
Previously, Dr. Wilf served as Foreign Policy Advisor to Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres and a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Born and raised in Israel, Dr. Wilf served as an Intelligence Officer in the Israel Defense Forces.
Dr. Wilf is the author of three books that explore key issues in Israeli society. Her first book, “My Israel, Our Generation”, is about Israel’s past and future from the perspective of the younger generation. Her second book, “Back to Basics: How to Save Israeli Education (at no additional cost)”, offers a detailed and feasible policy proposal for improving Israel’s education system. Her third and recent book, “It’s NOT the Electoral System, Stupid” demonstrates through comparative analysis why Israel’s electoral system is no worse than those of other democracies and therefore should not be changed.
Dr. Wilf has a BA in Government and Fine Arts from Harvard University, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Einat Wilf on NGO Monitor: “NGO Monitor does valuable work in tracing the path of funding by foreign governments of NGO’s in Israel that seek to impact political discourse in Israel. This serves an essential element in strengthening Israel’s sovereignty. All views, even the most difficult ones, should be made available in the public space of Israel, but there is something deeply wrong about NGO’s depending on funding from foreign countries. The state of Israel was the outcome of a struggle of a people to be sovereign people and part of the responsibility that comes with sovereignty is to make a compelling case for one’s views without recourse to support of foreign nations. It is perhaps the more difficult path, but an honourable one.”