Peace Now's Yariv Oppenheimer Stepping Down From Executive Role

The long-time head of the dovish group says move will allow Peace Now to reinvent itself.

Tomer Appelbaum

Yariv Oppenheimer, the long-time director of Peace Now, said on Sunday he will be stepping down as the executive director of the dovish organization.

Oppenheimer, who has been leading Peace Now for the past 13 years, said, however, that he will continue to be involved in the group's operations.

"After more than thirteen years with Peace Now I feel the time has come to give myself room for new personal and public challenges," Oppenheimer wrote on his Facebook page. He said he plans to stay on as secretary-general and continue to assist the organization, but added that all of his executive powers will be transferred to a yet to be named director.

"After many years leading the organization, I would like to make time for myself to explore other options and allow Peace Now to continue reinventing itself."