The Panelists

Avi Ben TzviLecturer in international relations at the University of Chicago, Georgetown University and the Hebrew University. Author of "The United States and Israel, The Limits of the Special Relationship."

Eytan GilboaLecturer at Bar-Ilan University and visiting professor at the University of Southern California. An expert on U.S. Policy in the Middle East, author of "The United States and Israel."

Dore GoldPresident of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, advisor to the Israeli delegation to the Madrid Peace Conference and former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations.

Dan HalperinServed as minister for economic affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, negotiated the Free-Trade Area Agreement between Israel and the U.S.

Alon PinkasFormer Consul General of Israel in New York, chief of staff for foreign ministers David Levy and Shlomo Ben-Ami and member of the Israeli delegation at the Israel-Syria peace talks in 2000.

Zvi RafiahConsultant and commentator on U.S. affairs, served at the Israeli diplomatic missions in Iran and Turkey.

Ron RobinProfessor Ron Robin taught American history and Communication studies at the University of Haifa for twenty years. He is currently an Associate Dean and Professor of Communication at New York University. His publication include: "The Making of the Cold War Enemy: Culture and Politics in the Military-Intellectual Complex," (Princeton, 2003) and "Enclaves of America; The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad; 1900-1965 (Princeton, 1992).

Yossi ShainExpert in American-Israeli relations, lectures at Tel Aviv University and Georgetown University. Author of "Marketing the American Creed Abroad: Diasporas in the U.S. and Their Homelands."

Statistics expert

Camil FuchsProfessor Fuchs heads the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at Tel Aviv University's School of Mathematical Sciences. He is also the Haaretz pollster.