Staff and Board Members

Liel Maghen, Israeli Co-Director

Liel Maghen is the new co-director of IPCRI, and holds a M.A degree in International Development and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Working both in top down and bottom-up initiatives, his experience includes interning for the Israeli Knesset and the United States Congress together with managing programs for the leading organizations such as Seeds of Peace, Givat Haviva, MEJDI Tours and AIES. Throughout his role at IPCRI, Liel aims to develop impactful transboundary partnerships mainly through participatory activities and inclusive processes.

To contact me, please email:
Liel Maghen


"I believe strongly in the power of local communities to shape the world on a macro level.""

Our Team


Nivine Sandouka – Palestinian Co-Director

Liel Maghen – Israeli Co-Director

Jalil Hishmeh – Financial Manager

Andi Gergely – Fundraising Adviser

Theodore Cohen – Coordinator of the Model EU Project


IPCRI Board Members

  1. Dr. Gershon Baskin Israeli co-chairman of the board, Founder of IPCRI and former co-Director, writer and expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  2. Mustafa Alami Palestinian co-chairman of the board 
  3. Riman Barakat CEO & Founder: Experience Palestine, organizing tours and itineraries for top-level delegations and missions coming from all over the world
  4. Rafi Benvenisti– Consultant to the World Bank, Former Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Regional Cooperation
  5. Gadi Kenny- Peace Activist
  6. Nancy Rumann – Water Planner, National Water Council, Consultant GTZ