NGO Monitor is honored that Dr. Einat Wilf, former Chair of the Education, Culture, and Sports Committee and member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in the 18th Knesset, has joined its International Advisory Board. Dr. Wilf joins prominent figures and experts, including Prof. Elie Wiesel, Prof. Alan Dershowitz, former Italian parliamentarian Fiamma Nirnestein, Judge Abraham Sofaer, Prof. Ruth Wisse, Prof. Judea Pearl, Col. Richard Kemp, and other distinguished individuals.
Members of the International Advisory Board provide insight and guidance on a wide variety of issues, helping to shape NGO Monitor’s work and agenda.
Prof. Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor said: “I congratulate Dr. Wilf on her joining the International Advisory Board, and I am looking forward to her valuable contributions to NGO Monitor. This is a significant force multiplier, especially in light of her vast experience in international relations and her important work on social issues.”
Dr. Einat Wilf noted that “NGO Monitor plays a major role in revealing the devious motives and the unwitting funding that underpin the war of words, images and ideas that is waged against Israel and Zionism. I am honored to contribute my experience and abilities to shaping the responses needed to face this significant challenge.”
Dr. Einat Wilf obtained her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Cambridge, was awarded an MBA by INSEAD in France and holds a BA in political science from Harvard University. She is a Senior Fellow with the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI), and served in the 18th Knesset as Chair of the Education Committee, Chair of the Subcommittee on Israel and the Jewish People, and a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. She also served as foreign policy advisor for Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres and a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Co. Dr. Wilf authored three books on Israeli society: “My Israel, Our Generation”, “Back to Basics: How to Save Israel’s Education (at no additional cost)”, and “It’s NOT the Electoral System, Stupid”.
NGO Monitor, an independent research institution, was founded in 2002 in the wake of the World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa. At this conference, 1,500 NGOs formulated the “Durban Strategy,” which aims to isolate Israel through measures such as boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns, lawfare, delegitimization and demonization. NGO Monitor is the leading authority on the activities and funding of political NGOs in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It provides detailed information and analysis, promotes accountability and supports an informed public discourse on the reports and activities of NGOs claiming to promote a human rights and humanitarian agenda.