Speakers

A regularly updated list of speakers confirmed for J Street's 2021 National Conference

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

(Updated regularly)

Bashar Azzeh

Member, PLO Palestine National Council

Representative Karen Bass

United States Representative, CA-37

Representative Jamaal Bowman

United States Representative, NY-16

Representative Joaquin Castro

United States Representative, TX-20

Representative Debbie Dingell

United States Representative, MI-12

Senator Tammy Duckworth

United States Senator, Illinois

Jaime Harrison

Democratic National Committee Chair

MK Nitzan Horowitz

Leader, Meretz Party

Representative Sara Jacobs

United States Representative, CA-53

Representative Ro Khanna

United States Representative, CA-17

Representative Andy Kim

United States Representative, NJ-3

Representative Barbara Lee

United States Representative, CA-13

Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez

United States Representative, NM-03

Representative Andy Levin

United States Representative, MI-09

Representative Tom Malinowski

United States Representative, NJ-7

Debra Messing

Actor and Activist

MK Merav Michaeli

Leader, Labor Party

Senator Chris Murphy

United States Senator, Connecticut

Representative Marie Newman

United States Representative, IL-03

MK Ayman Odeh

Chair, Joint List

Ehud Olmert

Former Prime Minister of the State of Israel

Senator Jon Ossoff

United States Senator, Georgia

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

US Ambassador to the United Nations

Cedric Richmond

Director, White House Office of Public Engagement

Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator, Vermont

Representative Katie Porter

United States Representative, CA-45

Senator Raphael Warnock

United States Senator, Georgia

Senator Elizabeth Warren

United States Senator, Massachusetts

Representative Peter Welch

United States Representative, Vermont

A

Ami Ayalon   Admiral (ret.) and Former Head of the Shin Bet
Ahmed Anani   Policy Advisor and Broadcast Journalist/ Producer
Shaima Alblooshi   Consultant
Mahmoud Abbas   Palestinian President
Dr. Bernard Avishai   Professor, Dartmouth College and Hebrew University
Huda Abuarquob   Regional Director, ALLMEP
Salam Al-Marayati   President, Muslim Public Affairs Council
Bashar Azzeh   Member, PLO Palestine National Council

B

Ben Birnbaum   ROPES
Peter Beinart   Contributing Opinion Writer, NYT, and Editor-at-large, Jewish Currents
Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester   United States Representative, DE-AL
Rabbi Sharon Brous   Senior Rabbi and Founder, IKAR
Dr. Yossi Beilin   Scholar and Former Israeli Minister
Representative Karen Bass   United States Representative, CA-37
Sam Bahour   Palestinian-American businessman

C

Simon Coveney TD   Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence of Ireland
Representative Sean Casten   United States Representative, IL-6
Representative Jim Clyburn   Majority Whip, United States Representative, SC-6
Representative Joaquin Castro   United States Representative, TX-20

D

Representative Rosa DeLauro   United States Representative, CT-3
Representative Debbie Dingell   United States Representative, MI-12
Senator Tammy Duckworth   United States Senator, Illinois

G

Yair Golan   Major General (ret.) and Member of Knesset, Meretz Party
Michelle Goldberg   Columnist, The New York Times

H

MK Nitzan Horowitz   Leader, Meretz Party
Jaime Harrison   Democratic National Committee Chair

I

Mais Istaitiyeh   Advancement Associate, Zimam

J

Representative Pramila Jayapal   United States Representative, WA-7
Bayla Jaffe   Vice President of the Northwest, J Street U
Representative Sara Jacobs   United States Representative, CA-53
Rabbi Rick Jacobs   President, Union for Reform Judaism
Rabbi Jill Jacobs   Executive Director, T’ruah

K

Julia Kupferman   Vice President of the Northeast Region, J Street U
Rebecca Kirzner   Director of Campaigns, HIAS
Representative Andy Kim   United States Representative, NJ-3
Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer   President, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Representative Ro Khanna   United States Representative, CA-17

L

Representative Alan Lowenthal   United States Representative, CA-47
Rabbi Sandra Lawson   Director of Racial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Reconstructing Judaism
Libby Lenkinski   Vice President for Public Engagement, New Israel Fund
Representative Barbara Lee   United States Representative, CA-13
Tzipi Livni   Former Israeli Minister
Representative Andy Levin   United States Representative, MI-09
Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez   United States Representative, NM-03

M

Nickolay Mladenov   Former UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, and Minister of Defense and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria
Debra Messing   Actor and Activist
Senator Chris Murphy   United States Senator, Connecticut
MK Merav Michaeli   Leader, Labor Party
Representative Tom Malinowski   United States Representative, NJ-7

N

Representative Marie Newman   United States Representative, IL-3

O

Rawan Odeh   Executive Director, New Story Leadership
Yousef Al Otaiba   Ambassador to the United States and Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates
Beto O’Rourke   Former Congressman and Founder of Powered by People
MK Ayman Odeh   Chair, Joint List
Senator Jon Ossoff   United States Senator, Georgia
Ehud Olmert   Former Prime Minister of the State of Israel

P

Representative Mark Pocan   United States Representative, WI-2
Speaker Nancy Pelosi   Speaker of the House
Yael Patir   Former Director, J Street Israel
Representative Ayanna Pressley   United States Representative, MA-7
Maharat Rori Picker Neiss   Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of St Louis
Representative Katie Porter   United States Representative, CA-45
Rabbi Jonah Pesner   Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

R

Karima Rhanem   President of the International Center for Diplomacy and CEO of Africa My Home
Representative Jamie Raskin   United States Representative, MD-8
Ben Rhodes   Political Commentator, National Security Analyst
Cedric Richmond   Director, White House Office of Public Engagement
Meron Rapaport   Journalist and Co-Founder, A Land for All

S

Alan Solomont   National Vice Chair and Chair Elect, J Street
Rami Soud   Founder of Next Future Institute
Bissan Salman   ROPES
Yoni Slater   President, J Street U
Representative Abigail Spanberger   United States Representative, VA-7
Representative Jan Schakowsky   United States Representative, IL-9
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer   Senate Majority Leader
Alexandra Stanton   National Board Chair, J Street
Rana Salman   Executive Director, Combatants for Peace
Representative Eric Swalwell   United States Representative, CA-15
Michael Sfard   Human Rights Lawyer
Ksenia Svetlova   Director of the Program on Israel-Middle East Relations, Mitvim
Daniel Sokatch   CEO, New Israel Fund
Senator Bernie Sanders   United States Senator, Vermont
Amy Spitalnick   Executive Director, Integrity First for America
Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin   Political Analyst and Public Opinion Expert

T

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield   US Ambassador to the United Nations

W

Jonae Wartel   Vice President of Elections and Advocacy, More Than a Vote
Senator Raphael Warnock   United States Senator, Georgia
Senator Elizabeth Warren   United States Senator, Massachusetts
Ben Wikler   Chair, Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Rabbi Deborah Waxman   President, Reconstructing Judaism

Y

Dr. Limor Yehuda   Transitional Justice Scholar and Co-Founder, A Land for All

Z

MK Tamar Zandberg   Meretz Party