Susie Becher was born in Montreal, Canada, and is a graduate of McGill University. She immigrated to Israel in 1975. She was employed as an Associate Editor and later as Local Manager of the open source center at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv from 1984 to 2018. She was a founding member of the Shahar Movement established by former Israeli Justice Minister Yossi Beilin in 2001. After Shahar merged with the Meretz Party in 2003, she was elected to the Meretz General Assembly and to its National Executive and continues to serve in those positions. She is a member of the Policy Working Group, which comprises activists engaged in international advocacy to achieve a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ms. Becher is Managing Editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal, the only independent, locally produced publication that provides in-depth analysis and provides in-depth analysis from the perspective of both sides.