Omri Metzer
Omri MetzerExecutive Director
A longtime activist in Ta’ayush – Arab Jewish Partnership; formerly coordinator of the Freedom of Movement section – HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual, and researcher in the Testimonies Collection and Research Department of Breaking the Silence Organization. Omri holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Adv. Rauda Morcos
Adv. Rauda MorcosLegal Coordinator
Rauda Morcos is a leader and activist in the queer, human rights and peacemaking fields. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Masters in Law and Human Rights Law (LL.M), as part of the first “Takkanah” Program at the Emile Zola Chair for Human Rights. She has led organizations and served on numerous boards to promote and disseminate the messages for which she advocates. She is the recipient of the 2007 Felipa de Souza International Award. Morcos believes that: ‘Being a minority makes you the majority of those who are able to see the other, and this is a world worth continuing to struggle for!’ Rauda currently serves as the Legal Coordinator at HRDF.
Arielle Gordon
Arielle GordonDirector of International Relations
Arielle Gordon is an educator, activist, and artist who has been involved in grassroots human rights work in Israel/Palestine since 2016. She was trained as a historian, receiving her B.A. in history and in Middle East studies from Brandeis University, and her M.A. in history and gender studies from the University of Michigan. Arielle has previously worked at a variety of organizations and collectives including Elifelet for Refugee Children, Extend Programs, and Culture of Solidarity.
Yaara Peretz
Yaara PeretzMedia Coordinator
Ya’ara is a community organizer and climate justice activist. She co-founded Strike for Future Israel and One Climate. She is the media crisis manager for HRDF and coordinator of the organization’s proactive legal work. In addition to HRDF, she works as a regional coordinator in the fields of fossil gas, militarization and climate justice in the East-Mediterranean. She holds an M.B.A in social leadership from Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva.
Adv. Michael Sfard Legal Advisor
Israeli human rights lawyer and legal counsel, an expert in international humanitarian law and international humanrights law.
Sfard was awarded the Emille Grintzweig Human Rights Award for 2012 for his unique contributions to the advancement of human rights in Israel.

Danny ZingerCPA
Leading Israeli CPA, an expert in working with NGOs and non-profit Organizations