Jerusalem, January 10, 2023—The Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR) announced the induction of new board members at its annual meeting: Prof. Gisela Dachs of the Hebrew University DAAD Center for German Studies / European Forum; veteran Newsweek foreign correspondent and award winning author Andrew Nagorski; Iran expert Dr. Efrat Sopher of Haifa University's Ezri Center; and Ms. Carice Witte, founder and executive director of SIGNAL (Sino-Israel Global Network & Academic Leadership) think tank. Prof. Irwin Cotler, who has served on the board for ten years, said: "With the addition of the expertise and commitment of these new members, the Council is even better positioned to confront the many complex international issues of our time."
The meeting was presided over by ICFR President, Dan Meridor, and the event's keynote lecture, delivered by Ms. Witte, was devoted to "The China Challenge." Prof. Dina Porat of Tel Aviv University presented reflections on the life and legacy of Gabriel Bach (1927-2022), stressing its relevance to the present day. The Supreme Court Justice and deputy prosecutor in the Eichmann Trial passed away in February of last year and was a long-term ICFR board member.