The International Peace Accelerator (IPA) – is an international conduit for conflict resolution, primarily established and designed to reach a regionally and internationally accepted solution for the Arab – Israeli – Palestinian conflict, and then help facilitate resolution of other international conflicts.

IPA is a USA nonprofit organization registered in the state of Delaware with a presence in NYC, Poznan, Ramallah, and Tel Aviv. As an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit, non-partisan organization,  IPA aims at filling a vacuum in the regional and international arena by acting as an unbiased honest broker and facilitator of conflict resolution.

Originated as an academic exercise initiated by Itai Kohavi during his PhD research on negotiations between countries, it is supported by leading international academics and business people from Europe, USA, and the Middle-East.

The International Peace Accelerator applies a unique, process oriented multilateral approach seeking to break the overarching barriers to consensus and enable a positive starting point for regional leaders to begin direct negotiations, resolve core issues and proceed to detailed solutions.

The IPA team is led by Itai Kohavi and Huda El Jack, both are entrepreneurs, investors, former CEOs of publicly traded companies, Kellogg Alumni and Fellows at the Poznan International Research Group of Conflict Resolution. Huda is a U.S. citizen and an Arab, Itai is a U.S. citizen and an Israeli. They both believe that barriers can be broken and new paths to peace can be built while respecting existing leaderships, protecting the security needs of all parties, and supporting individual rights. Joining Ms. El Jack and Mr. Kohavi is Professor Wojciech Nowiak of Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland, an expert in security and Middle East studies.

These thought leaders, coming together from a background of business, entrepreneurship and academia, have turned their focus first and foremost to understanding the conflicted parties’ pain points and exploring their real needs and interests. In doing so, paving the way for constructive processes and the eventual sustainable win-win results of long lasting stability, security, and peace.

The International Peace Accelerator is supported by a growing number of international individuals and entities including other Kellogg alumni, a large European university and leading academics and business people.

Palestinian Conflict Resolution Team (PCRT)
The Palestinian Conflict Resolution Team (PCRT) was inspired by and created with the help of IPA, to advise the Palestinian leadership in addressing certain regional challenges of conflict resolution, on the way to solving the Arab – Israeli – Palestinian conflict. This team aims to be the beginning of a future Palestinian Peace Force. The Palestinian Negotiations Support Unit (NSU) acts as an Observer at PCRT, and PCRT ensures to update and maintain two-way working relationship with NSU. The PCRT members include:

Ali Nazzal Ali Nazzal

Ali is an accomplished professional in the fields of human resources, management, and organizational behavior, with MBA from Al-Quds university.  Read more…

Ashraf Zaidan

Ashraf is a business consultant, previously CEO at Reach Holding – Reach for Investment and Development and an investment manager at PADICO, with MA in Development Economics and International Development from Ruhr University. Read more…

Majd Beltaji Majd Beltaji

Majd is a Senior Program Gender Equality Specialist at UNESCO, media and public information professional, with MA from Bethlehem University. Read more…

Maysa Baransi-Siniora

Maysa is a human-rights and a peace activist, with background in CSR, PR and entrepreneurship, with MA in International Relations and MBA from Regent’s University London. Read more…

Omar Shaban

Omar is a Political and Economy analyst, active in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Founder and Director of PalThink for Strategic Studies in Gaza, with MsC in Entrepreneurship Studies from University of Stirling. Read more…


Israeli Conflict Resolution Team (PCRT)

The Israeli Conflict Resolution Team (PCRT) was inspired by and created with the help of IPA, to advise the Israeli leadership in addressing certain regional challenges of conflict resolution, on the way to solving the Arab – Israeli – Palestinian conflict. This team aims to be the beginning of a future Israeli Peace Force. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs acts as an Observer at ICRT, and ICRT ensures to update and maintain two-way working relationship with it. The ICRT members include:

Board

Prof. Elias Toubi

Professor of Medicine, Head of the Italian Hospital, Haifa.  Read more…

Eyal Waldman

CEO of Mellanox Technologies, a multi-billion dollars’ Israeli – American high-tech company (NASDAQ: MLNX). Read more…

Prof. Gadi Ariav

Professor of Information Systems, the academic founder of Kellogg-Recanati, the international executive MBA program of Northwestern and Tel Aviv university. Read more…

Prof. Yitzhak Apeloig

Professor of Chemistry, former President of the Technion Institute of Technology, ranked (Shanghai ranking 2018) the best university in Israel and in the Middle East. Read more…

Prof. Oded Koenigsberg

Professor of Marketing, Deputy Dean (Degree Education) at London Business School (LBS) ranked (Financial Times 2018) # 4 worldwide. Read more…

Dr. Sivanie Shiran

PhD Psychology, Director of the Leadership Development Program at the Arison School of Business of IDC, Herzlia. Read more…

 

Team

Adi Mimran

Adi is the Managing Director of Smart Doors Systems, previously CEO and Managing Director at various firms, with MBA from Northwestern and Tel Aviv university (Kellogg – Racanati). Read more…

Lico Friedler

Lico is Co-Founder and CEO at WeRaja and Commulife, former Lieutenant Colonel at the IDF, with MBA from Northwestern and Tel Aviv university (Kellogg – Racanati). Read more…

Roman Lasker

Roman is CEO at iCapital, Innovation, growth strategy and digital transformation expert, with MBA from Northwestern and Tel Aviv university (Kellogg – Racanati). Read more…

Sharon Reef

Sharon is Associate Director, Purification Technologies, Process Development at Teva Pharmaceuticals, with MBA from Tel Aviv University, PhD from Weizmann Institute of Science and Postdoc at UCSF. Read more…

Shimon Nurick

Shimon is VP R&D at Art Medical, former COO of PeerApp, former VP R&D NBU at Radvision, with MBA from Northwestern and Tel Aviv university (Kellogg – Racanati). Read more…

 

ICRT and PCRT

The ICRT and the PCRT presenting at the Beyond Europe international conference in Poznan