Organization and Leadership

The Israel Palestine Project is a collaborative organization, international in scope, with active participants currently in the United States, Europe, Palestine, and Israel. TIPP is organized by teams that are created in response to specific initiatives and projects. TIPP is governed by a Board of Directors and assisted by an Advisory Council of Israelis and Palestinians, and has the additional support of many Endorsers internationally.

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Development Team, A Common Historical Narrative

The Writers Support Team

During 2006 and 2007, an international team of five people supported an ongoing facilitated discussion between representatives of the Israeli and Palestinian communities, forging the core content of A Common Historical Narrative. The team included:

Project Development Team

  • Jack Berriault, Principal Website Author/Editor, Initiatives Director
  • Greta Zeit, Website Editor, Social Media Director
  • Tom Horne, Website Editor, Participation and Fund Raising Director
  • Nancy Black, Website Manager, Publication and Communications Director
  • Cliff Adams, Website Editor, Website Development
  • Rick Phillips, Website Author/Editor, Website Development Director
  • Celia Bray, Website Editor, Initiatives Development


TIPP has the endorsement of prestigious individuals both inside and outside Israel and Palestine, including:

  • Rabbi Michael Lerner, co-chair of Tikkun
  • Cornell West, co-chair of Tikkun and Professor of Religion, Princeton University
  • Marshall Rosenberg, founder of Non-Violent Communication
  • Mubarak Awad, Founder of Non-Violence International
  • Marcelle Kardush, from a Palestinian Diaspora family, retired professor of psychology at Stanford University
  • Andrew Samuels, Professor of Analytical Psychology, Essex University, London

Advisory Council of Israelis and Palestinians

  • Moshe Ma’oz, Professor Emeritus in Middle East History and Islam, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Philip Mattar Palestinian Historian, Washington DC, USA
  • David Leffler, General Manager, Ethos Corporation, Haifa, Israel
  • Meron Benvenisti, Former Vice Mayor, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Sari Nusseibeh, President, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Eyal Raviv, Founder, mepeace (Middle East Peace), Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Fathi Darwish, ex-Minister for Non-Profits, Palestine Authority, Ramallah, Palestine
  • Dr. Adel Yahya, The Palestine Association for Cultural Exchange, Ramallah, Palestine
  • Dr. Nazmi Jubeh, Director, Riwaq Center for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah, Palestine
  • Muniir Nuseibeh, Lecturer / Coordinator, Al-Quds University Human Rights Clinic, Faculty of Law, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Walid Salem, Director, The Center for Democracy and Community Development, Ramallah, Palestine
  • Eyal Naveh, Professor, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Yossi Ben-Artzi, Professor, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel
  • Uri Avnery, Journalist and Founder of Gush Shalom, Tel Aviv, Israel

Board of Directors

  • Rick Phillips, Executive Director
  • Luay Al-Jamal, Professional Engineer and Project Manager
  • Robert Jackson, Organizational Consultant and Investment Advisor
  • Nancy Black, Journalist, Editor, and Publisher
  • Frances Griffiths, Physician (retired)
  • Jackie Ehlers, Global Educator and Coach

Former Directors

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