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Ron Ben Yishai

Ron Ben Yishai is an award-winning journalist, commentator on national and international affairs and Special Assignment Correspondent for newspaper Yedioth Aharonot and the news website Ynet. He deals extensively with Israeli and Middle Eastern regional security and international affairs. He has covered – on location – ethnic and religious conflicts in Afghanistan (1989, 2001, 2002), Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, Liberia, Kenya, Kashmir, the Gulf, the Kurds in Iraq and Turkey, Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya and elsewhere. Ben Yishai has been on the media frontline of major stories in Israel and the Middle East for several decades. He broke the story of the Sabra and Shatila massacre in 1982 and was featured in the documentary Waltz With Bashir. Ron Ben Yishai is co-presented by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.