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LFI Conference Call with Dr. Alon Tal

February 14, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Dr. Alon Tal - JNF International Board Member and Environmental Policy Expert

Dr. Alon Tal’s career has been a balance between academia and public interest advocacy. Dr. Tal was the founding director of Adam TevaV’din, the Israel Union for Environmental Defense, a leading public interest law group.  He was also chairman of Life and Environment, an umbrella group for eighty environmental organizations in Israel.  In 1996, Dr. Tal founded the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, a graduate studies center in which Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian students join environmentalists from around the world in an advanced interdisciplinary research program. Dr. Tal represents Israel’s Foreign Ministry at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. He is also co-chair of Israel's Green Party.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

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Alon Badihi, Executive Director
Before joining JNF, Alon served as the Executive Vice-Chairman of The Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites (SPIHS), one of JNF's leading partners, involved in protecting and restoring over 100 leading heritage sites throughout Israel. Alon is a member of Israel’s Bar Association and received his MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

Prior to working with the SPIHS, Alon worked as a commercial lawyer.

Shahar Hermelin, Spokesperson, Director of Tourism
Shahar joined JNF having served for six years as deputy spokesman, then spokesman, for the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) following four years as the spokesman for the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites (SPIHS). Prior to that, Shahar was a journalist in northern Israel and worked for ten years in regional newspapers, radio and TV. From 1992-2005, he also worked as a professional basketball referee and instructor for the Israel Basketball Association.

Shahar was born in Kibbutz Ramat David, in the Jezreel Valley, and currently lives in Givataim. He is married with three children.

Meirav Atias,Government and Donor Relations
Meirav joined JNF following ten years with the Prime Minister's Office - Government of Israel where she served in a variety of positions such as Foreign Press Liaison and assistant to the Prime Minister's Communication and International Relations Adviser. 

Meirav was born and lives in Jerusalem. She is married with two children.

Zelig Chinitz
Senior Advisor


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