Admiral (Ret.) Ami Ayalon is a former Flotilla 13 (Israel’s navy seals) commando, commander of the navy, directory of the Shin Bet security agency, cabinet minister, Knesset member and recipient of the Medal of Valor, Israel’s highest military decoration. With Sari Nusseibeh, he established the People’s Voice peace initiative in 2002. He is a member of Commanders for Israel’s Security, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Haifa Research Center for Maritime & Strategy, and Chairman of AKIM Israel (the National Association for children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities). He organized and was featured in the Academy Award-nominated documentary, The Gatekeepers.