Engaging the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as Insider Religious Mediators, Led by Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth

An IKAR series led by Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth, Director of Mosaica – The Religious Peace Initiative and a lecturer of religion and conflict resolution and Bar-Ilan University.

Upcoming sessions:
Register for these virtual sessions here. All are welcome.
Sunday, February 27 at 10am PT

Click here to watch the first session, second session, and third session.

This four-part series will explore how rabbis and lay people served as peacemakers and ‘insider mediators’ throughout Jewish history, and how, today, rabbis and sheikhs have been serving together as ‘insider religious mediators’ behind the scenes in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. In addition, the series will also offer ways you too can serve as an ‘insider mediator’ between the conflicting narratives around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as other ideologically charged identity conflicts today.


Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth is the director of Mosaica – The Religious Peace Initiative, which serves as a network of ‘insider religious mediators’ advancing both religious peace and mitigating crisis-situations in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Roth also works to connect religious leaders to the tens of ‘community mediation and dialogue centers’ throughout Israel that Mosaica supports. His book Third-party Peacemakers in Judaism: Text, Theory, and Practice was published by Oxford University Press in Spring 2021. In addition Roth recently published a article entitled, “Insider Religious Mediators Advancing Religious Peace in the Context of the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict” as part of the S Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace’s new website, progressispossible.org.

In addition to his role at Mosaica, Roth is also a core faculty member at Bar-Ilan University’s Graduate Program for Conflict Management, Resolution and Negotiation, and at Tel Aviv University’s International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, where he teaches graduate courses on religious peacebuilding and supervises graduate students. Roth was the founder and director of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution, the Mahloket Matters Projects and the 9Adar: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict. Roth is a regular lecturer for MEJDI Tours/National Geographic and was a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution. Roth holds a Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University’s Graduate Program for Conflict Management, Resolution and Negotiation, a MA in Talmud from Hebrew University, a B.Ed in Jewish Philosophy from Herzog Teachers’ College, and studied for eight years in Yeshivat Har-Etzion, during which time he received Orthodox rabbinic ordination. Roth lives with his family in Jerusalem.  Most importantly, Daniel Roth is the proud younger brother of IKAR member, Hannah Roth.