Ya’ara Saks is a writer, communications specialist and political analyst. A Canadian and Israeli citizen raised in both countries, she has worked in Israel and Canada in politics as a consultant in advisory roles for policy, communications and project management. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in International Relations and Diplomacy on Israeli-Palestinian relations. Comfortable in both places but with ideas that sometimes don't quite fit anywhere her website Confessions of a Backbench Mom is a platform to voice those viewpoints. She is an active committee member at the New Israel Fund of Canada. Ms. Saks currently resides in Toronto with her two daughters.