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Meet the ZF team

Paul Charney


Paul CharneyPaul was elected to be the public figure head of the organisation in 2012. He writes and speaks frequently on Israel and the wider Middle East, and represents the ZF and Zionist supporters at events across the country.

Born in South Africa, Paul lived for many years in Israel, where he served as a tank Officer in the IDF. Having then moved and studied in the UK, he now runs his own property evaluation business.

Joshua Forman

Executive Director

Joshua Forman came to the ZF from a successful 10 year career in the education sector, having spent the past 6 years in Jewish schools. 

Josh grew up with a strong British, Jewish and Zionist identity and spent his gap year in Israel, immersed in Israeli culture, learning Hebrew and volunteering. He has had leadership roles on different Israel tours and held the positions of Campaigns Officer and Chair of his JSoc at Liverpool University.

Steve Winston

Campaigns Manager

Steve is responsible for overseeing the advocacy training programme for activists. He also takes an active role in the development and running of ZF campaigns as well as  overseeing the ZF’s annual Israeli Knowledge Seminar.

Steve was born in the UK but grew up in the Jewish community in Pretoria, South Africa before spending a year living in Israel doing Ulpan on kibbutz Ma’agan Michael where his love for Israel and Zionism grew. Back in the UK he trained and practiced as an architect before his passion for Zionism brought him to the ZF. Steve is also an accomplished professional photographer being short-listed for a “Travel Photographer of the Year” award  for his life portraiture of people in the old city of Jerusalem.


Dalia Hajioff

Events Manager

Dalia was born in Israel, moving to Italy and Germany before settling permanently in the UK at the age of 12. She is married with four children – two of them now living in Israel – and seven grandchildren. Dalia has been at the ZF for over 10 years and has been responsible for a vast number of ZF events during that time.

She enjoys organising the hospitality and logistic for speakers and performers visiting the UK. In her spare time, Dalia is very involved in her local community and synagogue. She likes cooking entertaining, planning parties, concerts and going to Israel.