Biography

David M. Weinberg is a diplomatic, defense, political, and Jewish world columnist for The Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom newspapers, a prominent lecturer on public affairs, and an accredited expert on Israeli and kosher wines.

He also is Israel office director of Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

More than 25 years of his newspaper columns are archived on this website. A selection of his columns in Hebrew translation are available here too.

He studied international relations and history at the University of Toronto and Bar-Ilan University; Jewish law and thought at Yeshivat Hakotel under Rabbi Chaim Yeshayahu Hadari zt”l, and at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l; and oenology at the London-based Wine & Spirit Educational Trust, the world’s leading institute for qualifying sommeliers.

Since moving to Israel in 1990, he has served in several public positions.

He was senior advisor to then-Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky and founding coordinator of the Global Forum against Anti-Semitism in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.

He also has been spokesman of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, of the Herzliya Conference on Israel’s National Security, and of Bar-Ilan University. He was founding vice president and a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS).

He was senior adviser of The Tikvah Fund in Israel; a public affairs and development consultant to Israel’s national hospital, the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer; and assistant director of the Anti-Defamation League Israel Office.

His communications consultancy, Beyad Halashon Communications & Advocacy Ltd., specializes in branding, public relations, lobbying, and editing.

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 US, and Europe at many shuls, federations, advocacy forums, and universities. He has appeared as an expert on CBC, CNN, Israeli television and radio, and been quoted in The New York Times and other international publications.

He is married with six adult children and several grandchildren, and lives in Nof Ayalon in central Israel.

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David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »
A passionate speaker, David M. Weinberg lectures widely in Israel, the U.S. and Canada to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences. He speaks on international politics and Middle East strategic affairs, Israeli diplomacy and defense strategy, intelligence matters and more. Click here to book David Weinberg as a speaker