Team

Matan Rosenstrauch – Fellowship Coordinator
Matan Rosenstrauch is an anti-occupation activist, working as the Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellowship coordinator for the past three years. He has worked earlier with Jewish communities’ anti-occupation organisations, and helped to establish the Jewish Democratic Initiative, a South African charity. He also works as an organiser for Meretz UK and as an advocacy officer for the Arab Centre for Progress, promoting the model of confederation as a substitute for the two-states solution. He obtained his BA in Jewish history at Ben Gurion University and his MA in community developments studies at the Hebrew University. Matan also teaches Hebrew privately and at the SOAS Language Centre.

Diana SafiehPart-time Coordinator
Diana Safieh has been managing Operations and Events for multiple companies and charities for over 15 years. Diana has spent much of her life in the charity sector, as a fundraiser for humanitarian and development projects in Palestine. She has worked in events and fundraising for St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital, Galilee Foundation and Welfare Association. She has been invested as a member of the Order of St John for her contribution to the charitable sector. Diana obtained a BA in Environment and Society from Kings College, London, then an MSc in Sustainable Development.

Martha Scott-Cracknell – Programmes Assistant
For the past few years, Martha Scott-Cracknell has worked for several organisations in the peace advocacy, interfaith and education sector. Martha was a Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellow from 2020-21 and has been working as Programmes Assistant for the Balfour Project since 2021. Amongst other roles, she works alongside Matan Rosenstrauch and John McHugo to coordinate the Fellowship programme. Martha obtained a BA in Religion, Politics and Society from the University of Leeds and a MSt in the Study of Religions from the University of Oxford where she specialised in Islamic and Jewish studies with a focus on women’s issues.

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