Co-Founder and CFO
Boaz Karni is a co-Founder of ECF and currently serves as the organization's CFO. In addition to his management duties, Boaz is a key player in all matters related to Israel’s security, including coordination of ECF's activities with the Israeli security agencies when required by law.
Boaz has long been an informal advisor to several Israeli politicians and a frequently sought-after briefer for foreign diplomats visiting or stationed in Israel. His network of contacts in the Palestinian leadership – municipal and national, civilian and security – and in Israel, have served not only to diffuse crises, but also to produce understandings, which have restored and helped to sustain stability. He is one of the initiators of the Geneva Initiative and the Chairman of the Board of H.L. Education for Peace (The Geneva Initiative).
Alongside Yossi Beilin, he coordinated the development of the concept that led to the creation of the educational program "Taglit-Birthright," which sends thousands of young Jewish adults from all over the world to Israel, and he was one of the founders of the "Movement to Leave Lebanon Peacefully" in 1997.