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NGO Monitor Staff


Professor Gerald Steinberg   President
Dov Yarden   Chief Executive Officer
International Law Department    
Anne Herzberg   Legal Advisor
Research Department    
Yitzhak Santis   Chief Programs Officer
Naftali Balanson   Managing Editor
Josh Bacon   Israel Desk
Itai Reuveni   Israel Desk
Shira Michael   Israel Desk
Shaun Sacks   Europe Desk
Yael Israel   Europe Desk
Rachel Hirshfeld   Online Content Manager/ Researcher
Elana Zygman   Researcher


Communications Department    
Lena Bakman   Deputy Director of Communications
Melody Coven   Communications Associate
Arnie Draiman   Online Communications


Professor Gerald Steinberg, President

Prof. Gerald Steinberg is president of NGO Monitor, a Jerusalem-based public affairs institute, which was awarded the 2013 Begin Prize. He is also Professor of Political Studies, Bar Ilan University, and founded the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation.

His research focuses on the changing nature of power in international relations, as reflected in Middle East diplomacy and security, and the politics of human rights and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Steinberg is a member of Israel Council of Foreign Affairs, the Israel Higher-Education Council's Committee on Public Policy, and the research working group of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and participates in the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA).   Publications include “NGOs, Human Rights, and Political Warfare in the Arab-Israel Conflict" (Israel Studies); "The UN, the ICJ and the Separation Barrier: War by Other Means" (Israel Law Review); and Best Practices for Human Rights and Humanitarian NGO Fact-Finding (co-author), Nijhoff, Leiden, 2012.

Click here for NGO-related articles by Professor Steinberg

Click here for an index of Professor Steinberg’s publications.

(Photograph of Prof. Steinberg is available for free and public use, including all related rights. You can copy, modify, distribute the work.)

Dov Yarden, Chief Executive Officer

Oversees the management of the organization, its staff, and its finances. Along with Professor Steinberg, he devises NGO Monitor’s strategy and directs the organization’s resource development activities.



Anne Herzberg, Legal Advisor

Is the author of NGO Monitor’s “NGO Lawfare: Ex¬ploitation of Courts in the Arab-Israeli Conflict” and the “International Law, Human Rights and NGOs series”, as well as co-author of Best Practices for Human Rights and Humanitarian NGO Fact-Finding and other academic articles. She is one of the leading experts on NGO “lawfare” cases against Israeli officials and companies doing business with Israel. She is invited regularly to speak at international conferences, and her op-eds have appeared in Ha’aretz, the Wall Street Journal, and the Jerusalem Post.

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Yitzhak Santis, Chief Programs Officer

Oversees quality control of NGO Monitor’s key products in its areas of research and communications. He has expertise in BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns and the strategy of co-opting churches to BDS. He also oversees key functions in the area of resource development, including donor relations, donor development, and campaign planning.



Naftali Balanson, Managing Editor

Directs NGO Monitor’s research, developing research strategy and ensuring that all NGO Monitor publications are produced in an effective and timely manner. His correspondence with NGO, foundation, and government officials has elicited crucial information. Naftali has an MA in English Literature from Columbia University.

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