IsraelCast Episode 192

Ran Bar-Yoshafat


Ran Bar-Yehoshafat was set to speak at Berkeley about his experience as an IDF soldier and reservist, as well as his legal expertise as a former Knesset Legal Department member and the current deputy director of the Kohelet Policy Forum, a Jerusalem-based, non-partisan think-tank dedicated to, among other things, promoting Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people and defending its democracy. Unfortunately, the Berkeley faculty shut down his speech due to students rioting. Tune into the latest episode of IsraelCast to hear Bar-Yehoshafat discuss the Berkeley, his reaction to the October 7 massacre, and the lack of understanding in the west of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Ran Bar-Yoshafat is the deputy director of the Kohelet Policy Forum. Bar-Yoshafat previously served as Project Manager of the Israeli Jewish Congress and also worked for the Legal Department of the Knesset. A well-regarded author, Bar-Yoshafat has published two books and has written multiple policy papers about the United Nations. He has conducted numerous Israel advocacy speaking tours in the United States, Australia, and Europe, and has been featured on TV stations including TRT, i24, and as a regular panelist on Israeli channel 14. He also serves in the army reserves as a combat Special Forces member.

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