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 with Jewish communities’ anti-occupation organisations, and helped to establish the Jewish Democratic Initiative, a South African charity. He is an organiser for Meretz UK and 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 teaches Hebrew privately and at the SOAS Language Centre.
Diana Safieh – Part-time Coordinator
Diana Safieh has managed 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 and an MSc in Sustainable Development.
Martha Scott-Cracknell – Programmes Officer
Martha Scott-Cracknell has worked for a number of organisations in the peace advocacy, interfaith and education sector. Martha was a Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellow 2020-21 and has worked as Programmes Officer 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.