Biography

David M. Weinberg is a columnist for The Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom newspapers, writing on Israeli diplomacy, defense and politics; on religion and state; and on Israel-Diaspora relations.

He serves as director of public affairs at Bar-Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies; Israel office director of Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs; and senior advisor of the Tikvah Fund in Israel.

He is currently engaged in establishing the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies.

Since moving to Israel 27 years ago, he has been senior advisor to Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky; founding coordinator of the Global Forum against Anti-Semitism in the Israel Prime Minister’s Office; spokesman of the Herzliya Conference on National Security; and spokesman of Bar-Ilan University. For many years, he was a public affairs and development consultant to Israel’s national hospital, the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. When he first came to Israel in 1990, he served as assistant director of the Anti-Defamation League Israel Office.

His communications consultancy, Beyad Halashon Advocacy Ltd., specializes in public relations, speech writing and branding.

A precise and passionate speaker, his synagogue sermons and university lectures combine learned Jewish perspectives with strategic and political insight, always with an inspirational thrust. Listeners come away informed and spiritually uplifted.

He has spoken in Israel, Canada, the U.S., and Europe at many shuls, federations, advocacy forums, and universities. He has appeared as an expert on CBC, CNN, Israel TV and Radio, and been quoted in The New York Times and other international publications.

Mr. Weinberg studied at Yeshivat Hakotel under Rabbi Yeshayahu Hadari, and at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l. He holds a Master’s degree in international relations from Bar-Ilan University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto. He is married with six children and lives in Nof Ayalon in central Israel.

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About David Weinberg

David M. Weinberg is a spokesman, speechwriter, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »


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