The Most Engaging Speakers in the World
Historian, statesman, and Israeli leader, Michael Oren served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, as a Member of Knesset, and as Deputy Minister of Diplomacy in the Prime Minister’s Office. A graduate of Princeton and Columbia, he has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown.
Award-winning journalist Lara Logan turns her fearless investigative eye to America's political, social and economic war zones to reveal the truth - on her own show on Fox called, "Lara Logan Has No Agenda" Logan has received multiple Emmy Awards and has fought for honesty and integrity in journalism and in life....
Richard Kemp has spent most his life fighting terrorism and insurgency, commanding British troops on the front line of some of the world’s toughest hotspots, including Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans and Northern Ireland. He is now a writer, a prolific journalist, media commentator and motivational speaker.
General Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon has served Israel with distinction. As Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Strategic Affairs, Minister of Defence, Chief of Staff (head of IDF) and most recently a key leader of the Blue and White and Telem parties, Ya'alon is highly sought after as a distinguished guest of honour and speaker.
He is a spokesman for the human rights movement, was a Prisoner of Zion, an Israeli parliamentarian and leader in the struggle for the right of Soviet Jews to immigrate to Israel. Sharansky, In 2020, he was chosen to receive the Genesis prize for his service over many years to the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
Ellie Cohanim, former U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor & Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. Department of State. She served as lead official on creating and implementing policy on countering anti-Semitism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Western Hemisphere regions.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, scholar and former politician. Best selling author of Infidel, Nomad, The Caged Virgin and Heretic, Ali is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and is founder of AHA Foundation, standing up for women's rights and liberty...
Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer served as the United States Ambassador to Israel and as the United States Ambassador to Egypt. He was also a speechwriter and member of the Secretary of State George P. Shultz’s Policy Planning Staff; and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs.
Professor Alan M. Dershowitz has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” “the top lawyer of last resort,” “America’s most public Jewish defender” and “Israel’s single most visible defender.
William Browder is author of the ground breaking best selling book, Red Notice exposing corruption and murder in Russia. He is said to be Putin's most wanted man and is responsible for the Magnitsky Act, named for his murdered friend and colleague - to bring to justice human rights abusers.
Dr. Einat Wilf is a leading author and thinker on matters of foreign policy, economics, education, Israel and Zionism. She was a member of the Israeli Parliament from 2010-2013, where she served as Chair of the Education Committee and Member of the influential Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
As former White House press secretary, Ari Fleischer was the primary spokesperson for President George W. Bush and delivered the daily White House briefings. In his four years with Bush, he served as spokesperson during the historic presidential recount, September 11th, two wars, and the anthrax attack.
Arieli is a founder of Synthesis, a global leadership assessment firm, and author of Chutzpah: Why Israel Is a Hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Arieli lectures widely to business and government leaders around the world. Arieli holds an LL.B. Law, B.A in Economics and an MBA, all from Tel Aviv University.
A recognized expert on Middle East affairs, Holocaust, Anti-Semitism and human rights, Avi Abraham Benlolo is the former President and CEO of Simon Wiesenthal Center, Canada. His philanthropic work raised over $150 million for advancement of human rights. He is a maverick speaker, writer and media personality.
Sivan Yaari has been working in Africa for over 20 years and through Innovation: Africa has brought Israeli solar and water technologies to provide light and access to clean water to nearly 3 million people across 10 African countries. Sivan Yaari has received multiple awards including the Innovation Prize from the United Nations.
Gil Hoffman provides a behind the scenes look at Israeli politics. As Chief Political Correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, he he has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, and has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets.
An Israeli war hero, retired Colonel Kobi Marom has led combat units against Hezbollah on the front lines in Lebanon. A decorated veteran, he commanded rescue of Ethiopian Jews. A scholar and expert on the strategic situation in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, he provides analysis to Israeli and international media and groups.
Father Patrick Desbois is a distinguished author, university professor, historian, forensic detective and world- renowned human-rights activist. He has dedicated his life to fighting the bigotry that fuels the disease of genocide and bridging the divide between faiths. He has uncovered 2,300 killing sites and 5,700 testimonies.
Lahav Harkov, the Senior Contributing Editor of The Jerusalem Post, is JPost’s Diplomatic Correspondent, analyzing and reporting on Israel’s relations with the world, the Prime Minister’s office, the National Security Council, the Foreign Ministry, and more. Lahav was JPost’s top analyst and reporter in the Knesset.
Former Canadian Ambassador to Israel, Vivian Bercovici, is an astute observer of Israeli domestic politics. A regular media commentator and columnist in the US, Canada and Israel, she is known for being unsparingly clear and incisive in her observations. Topics are Israeli politics, Coronavirus, Ultra orthodox and more.
Chernobyl survivor Inna Braverman is the founder of Eco Wave Power, an Israeli innovative approach to creating renewable energy through ocean waves. Inna has won the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Award, recognized as the world's most creative people in business and a top female entrepreneur.
Rabbi Elie Abadie M.D. is Senior Rabbi of the Emirates (UAE) & Chief Rabbi, Association of Gulf Jewish Communities . He held numerous prestigious positions as former Spiritual Leader of the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue. and is the founder of many institutions and is regularly featured in the media.
Ambassador Houda Ezra Nonoo is the first Jewish Ambassador from an Arab country. In 2008, the Kingdom of Bahrain made history when His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa named Ambassador Nonoo as Bahrain’s Ambassador to the United States. She has played an active role in advocating for a new Middle East.
Malcolm I. Hoenlein is the Vice Chairman of the Conference of President of Major American Organizations, the coordinating body for 53 national Jewish organizations. He appears regularly in media, has three nationally syndicated radio shows and lectures around the world. He has numerous awards and honours.
Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. Her act is a hilariously relatable performance of sheer silliness, vulnerability and ridiculous characters. Her videos have racked up over 30 million views. Her audience is multigenerational creating an excuse for groups of friends and families to spend a night out together. Book Jessica for your next fun program to bring together your audience and make them laugh hysterically.
As CEO of The Female Quotient, Shelley Zalis works with Fortune 500 companies and mission-oriented organizations to advance equality in the workplace. Through its signature pop-up experience, the Equality Lounge®, along with FQ Next Gen and FQ Global Pack, The Female Quotient has created a multi-generational, international community of women rising up to catalyze change. A believer in giving back Zalis mentors women around the world.
Khaled Abu Toameh, an Arab Muslim, is a veteran award-winning journalist who has been covering Palestinian affairs for more than three decades. Abu Toameh also works for the international media, serving as the 'eyes and ears' of foreign journalists in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers around the world, including The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report and The Sunday Times of London. For 26 years, he served as a senior producer for NBC.
One of the leading voices in the UK, Melanie Phillips is a journalist, broadcaster, speaker and best selling author of Londonistan and The World Turned Upside Down. She is Britain’s best known and most controversial champion of traditional values in the culture war. Her weekly column, which currently appears in The Times of London, has been published over the years in the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times and Daily Mail. She also writes for the Jewish News Syndicate, is panellist on BBC Radio.
Rabbi Dov Lipman was elected to the 19th Knesset in January 2013, making him the first American born MK in nearly 30 years. Secretary General of the Confederation of General Zionists, a political commentator and columnist, Rabbi Lipman continues to strive for the integration of the ultra-Orthodox population into Israeli society.
Arsen Ostrovsky is currently Chair and CEO of The International Legal Forum (ILF), an Israel-based global network of over 3,000 lawyers in 30 countries, leading the fight against Antisemitism, terror and assault on the State of Israel in the international legal arena. He is a leading human rights activist..
Arsenhas spoken before the UN Human Rights Council, in parliaments across Europe, to audiences in North America, as well as regularly addressing the Knesset and other high-level forums.
Miss Universe Iraq turned human rights activist, Sarai Idan was forced to flee her homeland because she posed for a picture with Miss Israel. Her objective was to promote peace and love. Instead, she and her family were subjected to death threats and hostility. Today she speaks out against hate, intolerance and women's rights. Her personal experience has propelled her to strive to educate the Arab world about peace by launching a human rights foundation.
Alex Ryvchin is the author of two internationally acclaimed books of history and politics, "Zionism - The Concise History" (Connor Court Publishing, 2019) and "The Anti-Israel Agenda - Inside the Political War on the Jewish State", He is the also author of the international bestseller, "A New Day" (Yogi Books, 2020) written during the Coronavirus Pandemic to help families overcome adversity. He writes for leading publications and speaks, debates and teaches around the world on the Arab-Israeli conflict,
A veteran of the Israeli army, he recovered from a grave injury. Now he defends Israel while urging Israeli Arabs to integrate into Israeli society.. During the Second Lebanon War, Haddad lost his foot, which was later reattached. His experiences led him and some like-minded colleagues to found the organization Vouching for Each Other. The group includes Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze and Bedouins.
With nearly 1 million Twitter followers, Imam Mohammad Tawhidi is a famous Islamic scholar, educator, best-selling author, speaker, and one of the leading voices in the global movement of social Islamic reform. He has dedicated his life to ideologically tackling the spread of Islamic extremism and promoting peace.
Noted Israeli musician, singer, storyteller and comedian, Shlomy Assaf runs an organization called Wings of Peace, to promote pluralism, diversity and co-existence in Israel and beyond. A native of Jaffa - one of the most diverse cities in Israel - Assaf understands the importance of bridge building.
Maajid Nawaz wrote a ground breaking best selling book entitled, Radical. His goal now is to help Muslims in the West engage in their current political frameworks, while encouraging non-Western Muslims to work for a democratic culture that values peace and women’s rights and fights against hate including antisemitism.
Dubbed as the Jewish Indiana Jones, Simcha Jacobovici has achieved world fame through his films that uncover the hidden history of the Jews and humanity. A recent speaker to the European Parliament, Jacobovici, a three-time Emmy Award winning director/producer, has circumvented the globe.
Alan Baker, jurist and former Ambassador to Canada is one of Israel's prominent experts in international law. He participated in all the Middle East peace process negotiations with Egypt, Jordan, the Palestinians and Lebanon; negotiating and drafting of international treaties and defending Israel at the Int'l Court.
Michael Goodwin is the chief political columnist for The New York Post and nypost.com. He writes on national, international and New York subjects in a full-page column. Goodwin offers regular commentary on Fox News and Fox Business television and on numerous radio stations.
Aviva Klompas was voted one of the top 100 influencers in the Jewish world. The former Director of Speechwriting for Israel's Permanent Mission to the UN, she had a birds eye view of the biases faced by Israel. She wrote about it in Speaking for Israel and now offers audiences insight about standing up for Israel.
Dr. Ralph Nurnberger's speeches are informative and entertaining. A professor at Georgetown, he also served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and later as Legislative Liaison for AIPAC. He lectures widely on the Middle East, Israel, Jewish history, US politics and more to numerous organizations.
Ahdeya Al Sayed has been the most outspoken Bahraini journalist about the Abraham Accords and the peace agreements between Bahrain, Israel and the UAE, advocating for the importance of fighting against hate speech, extremist ideologies, anti semitism and encouraging the press to play a positive role.
Prof. Chuck Freilich was a deputy national security adviser in Israel. Ever since leaving government, Chuck has “commuted” between Harvard and Tel Aviv University and now Columbia, NYU and TAU, where he teaches political science. Chuck is the award-winning author of Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy;
Dan Arbell, U.S Foreign Policy, Middle East and Israel Expert based in Washington D.C., is an Associate Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in Washington and a Scholar-in-Residence at the School for International Service and the Center for Israel Studies at American University in Washington.
Avi Jorisch is a seasoned entrepreneur and the author of five books, including Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World ; a former official in the U.S. Departments of Treasury & Defense, Senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council & member Council on Foreign Relations and YPO.
You may have seen many of his funny video blogs promoting Israel and fighting myths with facts. Hananya Naftali is a leading Israeli influencer on social media. He is currently the social media deputy advisor to Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
As i24NEWS Senior U.S. Correspondent, Wagenheim gives viewers the perspective of the Middle East through America’s eyes and highlights Israel’s interconnectedness in the region and the world. Mike interviews top governmental headliners, in addition to covering the United Nations and the American Jewish community.
Dr. Richard L. Cravatts, PhD, author of Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel and Jews and Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s Jihad Against Israel and Jews, is President Emeritus of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME).Cravatts delivers an explosive speech fighting Anti-Semitism on campus and beyond.
Batya Ungar-Sargon is the deputy opinion editor of Newsweek and
co-host of Newsweek's podcast "The Debate." Previously she served at
the opinion editor of The Forward. Her book "Bad News: How Woke Media
Is Undermining Democracy" will be out in October.
Ilan Berman has been called by CNN as one of America's leading experts on the Middle East and Iran. A leading expert on defense and strategic studies, regional security and the Russian Federation and Central Asia, Berman is Senior VP of the American Policy Council in Washington D.C. and a recognized speaker.
Based in India, Foreign & Strategic Affairs Editor for the Indo-Asian News Service and previous Senior Assistant Editor for Times of New Delhi, Aarti Tikoo has reported some of the biggest news stories in a tough region of the world. She speaks on security and strategic issues that happen behind the headlines.
Eric Rozenman is an accomplished author and speaker about the Middle East. American politics, Antisemitism and the state of diaspora Jewry. As the former Washington D.C. Director for CAMERA and a consultant with the Jewish Policy Center, he has been a leading voice in the halls of power in policy and advocacy.
Yoel Hasson held numerous positions in Israel’s Knesset for eleven years; as Chairman of the coalition, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Chairman of the State’s Control Committee, Opposition Whip, President of the World Zionist Congress, Chairman of the Betar movement and councilor to former PM Ariel Sharon.
Jonathan Ornstein, Founding Executive Director of the Jewish Community Centre of Krakow is one of the leading architects of Poland’s Jewish rebirth. A frequent international speaker and media contributor, he created Holocaust Survivor Day and Ride For The Living, and is an activist for Holocaust survivors.
Brigadier General Amir Avivi is a 15th generation Jerusalemite but as the son of an Israeli diplomat, was educated at British and American schools in Italy, Chile and Argentina where he became fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. He served in the Israeli army for 30 years, rising to the rank of Brigadier General.
Shoshana Bryen is a leading specialist in U.S. defense policy and Middle East affairs. She is a Senior Director at the Jewish Policy Center. The former Executive Director and SeniorDirector for Security Policy at JINSA, Mrs. Bryen was author of the widely republished JINSA Reports. She has worked with the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.
Ambassador (ret.) Ettinger, is a diplomat, researcher, writer, lecturer and consultant, dedicated to education through politically-incorrect thinking. He is an insider on US-Israel relations, Middle East affairs and Jewish-Arab demographics. His weekly articles are published in Israel and in the US.
Henry Kopel is a federal prosecutor specializing in national security matters and domestic terrorism. Kopel is the author of “War on Hate,” an extensive study on the causes and prevention of both genocides and terrorism. Note: Opinions expressed in Kopel’s talks are his own, and not those of the Justice Dept. or its field offices.
Daniel Flesch is a former Spokesman to Israel’s Permanent Mission to the UN and previously served with distinction as a lone soldier in the IDF’s 202nd Paratrooper Brigade. He received an MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS and has published, interviewed and lectured widely on his experiences, Israeli history, regional security issues and how to combat anti-Israel bias.
Rudy Rochman is a major Jewish social-media influencer. He was recently taken in Nigeria while filming about a local tribe with Jewish roots. He was "caged and held for 20 days in horrendous conditions, locked into a small cell... interrogated and mistreated without ever officially being arrested or accused".
David Milstein has worked in the executive and legislative branches for seven and a half years. As a political appointee in the Trump Administration, David served as Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. David provided research, expertise, and analysis on policy initiatives that supported and facilitated a stronger than ever U.S.-Israel relationship and historic peace agreements in the Middle East.
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