Terrestrial Jerusalem – Board of Directors

Dan Rothem is the CEO of Commanders for Israel’s Security (CIS), a non-partisan movement comprising the overwhelming majority of available retired IDF generals and their Mossad, Shin Bet (Security Agency) and Police equivalents, working to promote a two-state solution as part of a regional framework.

Dan is also a Senior Policy Advisor at the The Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation (HKI), where he works on peacemaking across world views, including with national-religious constituencies.

Previously, Dan has served as a consultant for the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, where he developed an extensive interactive map database that allows decision-makers precise and instant analysis of territorial dynamics and borders proposals.

Dan’s work on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict focuses on the peace process with a special emphasis on the U.S. role. He has advised Israeli, Palestinian, U.S. , European and other officials at the highest levels on matters related to the process: political, territorial, and socio-psychological. Dan has also been involved in a range of track II efforts related to these issues.


Dan is based full-time in Israel, where he completed his three-year service with the Israel Defense Forces in 1997. He has a BA in Journalism from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., and an MA in Government from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya.

 Israel.Hagit Ofran is the director the Settlement Watch project of the Israeli Peace Now movement (Shalom Achshav). Widely-recognized as Israel’s foremost expert on West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements, Hagit is responsible for monitoring, scrutinizing and analyzing of Israeli construction and planning of settlements in the West Bank. Her work includes traveling daily throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem monitoring settlement-related developments, commissioning and examining aerial photos of settlements and scrutinizing official Israeli documents.

Yossi Alpher is a former Mossad official and former Director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies (JCSS) at Tel Aviv University. From 1995 to 2000 he served as director of the American Jewish Committee’s Israel/Middle East Office in Jerusalem. During the 2000 Camp David Summit, he served as Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Israel, working with Prime Minister Ehud Barak on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Between 2001 and 2012 he coedited the bitterlemons.net online publications. He is the author of Periphery: Israel’s Search for Middle East Allies (2015) that won two awards in Israel for best book in the security field, and the author of No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel-Palestine (2016).