Ester Cohen received her M.A. degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Haifa, her B.A. degree in Arabic Language and Literature, and is a PhD candidate in the Middle Eastern Studies Department. She completed her M.A. studies in 2019 with a thesis entitled "Criteria for Choosing Marital Twosome and for Slaves and Slave-Girls for the Purpose of Sexual Relations in the Early Mamluk Sultanate (648-784 /1250-1382)". Cohen is the Manager of The Middle East & Islamic Studies Association of Israel (MEISAI), and Editorial Coordinator and Manager of The Peer-Reviewed Journal The New East. Today, she teaches the MSA Arabic courses at the International School.
Professor Zach Levey is chair of the Division of International Relations in the School of Political Science at the University of Haifa. He is author of the books Israel and the Western Powers: 1952-1960 and Israel in Africa: 1956-1976. His publications include articles in leading academic journals. Professor Levey has been visiting faculty at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and University of Colorado (Boulder).
Mor Naveh Mann was born in Kiryat Bialik. She is a certified Hebrew teacher, holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Art History and Philosophy, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Art History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Amira Ghanem received her M. A. in Education at the University of Haifa in 1997 and her B. A. in Education and Hebrew Language and Literature at the University of Haifa where she also received a Teaching Certificate. Ms. Ghanem held numerous teaching appointments in schools and institutions in Israel prior to her moving to Queen’s University in Canada in 2010 where she taught Hebrew and Arabic. Since 2018, Ms. Hanem has been teaching Spoken Arabic for beginners 𝗜 & 𝗜𝗜 at Haifa University. In her courses, Ms. Ghanem focuses on developing general skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing as well as building a cultural awareness. She believes that in order to motivate the students to improve their skills in learning Arabic, they should be exposed to the Arabic culture, traditions, Arabic poetry, music etc.