A precise and passionate speaker, David M. Weinberg combines learned Jewish perspectives with strategic and political insight, always with an inspirational thrust.

He is a diplomatic and defense columnist for The Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom newspapers, known for his polemical intensity and scholarly depth; and founding vice president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS), Israel’s leading conservative security think tank.

Since moving to Israel 30 years ago, he has held a series of public positions, including senior advisor to Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky and coordinator of the Global Forum Against Anti-Semitism in the Prime Minister’s Office. He also has been spokesman of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, the Herzliya Conference on National Security, and Bar-Ilan University; senior advisor of The Tikvah Fund in Israel; and Israel office director of Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

He studied at Yeshivat Hakotel under Rabbi Chaim Yeshayahu Hadari zt”l, and at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l; and at the University of Toronto, Bar-Ilan University, and Hebrew University. He is married with six children and several grandchildren, and lives in Nof Ayalon in central Israel.


Field / Profession: Educator, Government & Politics

Educator at: Academic, Other

Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Politics, Eretz Yisrael, Inspirational

Sample Topics - Israel Related:
Against Hate: Educating Young Israelis in Situations of Perpetual Conflict
Apologies Overdue and Overdone: Rethinking Israeli Hasbara
Are We Ready for 100 Years of Diplomatic Warfare?
Asafsuf: Abbas’ Insolence; Palestinian Malfeasance
Awakening: The Resurgence of Patriotism and Spirituality in Israel
Battle for Morality: Israel Advocacy 101
Bereishit: Do we really want to live in Eden?
Celebrating Complexity: Legacy of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l
Christians under Attack in the Middle East
Countering the Sinah of Sinai
Counting the Dead in Syria: On Hypocrisy and Human Rights
Day After Abbas: Whereto the Palestinian Authority?
Diplomatic Freedom and Fortitude
Divine Encampment: Towards a More United Jewish People
Enduring Morality: IDF Warfare in Civilian Areas
Extremely Religious without Religious Extremism
Face of Evil: Radical Islam on the Rampage
Far Horizons: Israel’s Strategic Situation in a Shifting Mideast
Fewest of All Peoples: Jewish Demography of the Future
Fight Foreign Subversion in eastern Jerusalem
France, Anti-Semitism, and French Jewish Aliyah
Fraying Ties? The Future of Israel-Diaspora Relations
From Creation to Creativity: Israeli Scientific and Medical Innovation
Genesis of Justice: On Reforming Israel’s Legal System
Golden Ages, Dark Ages: Spain, Italy and France in Jewish History
Grand Strategy for Israel
Great Debate over Settlements
Har Habayit Beyadeinu? On Re-Conquering the Temple Mount
Haredim, Hesder, and Hi-Tech: Bridging the Gaps within Frum Israeli Jewry
Healing Hearts: Israel’s Medical Bridges to Peace
Hippocratic Israel, Hypocritical World
Hi-Tech Rehabilitation of IDF Soldiers
Holy Grapes: The Israeli Wine Revolution
Hoping for Regime Change in Iran
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem: The Battle for Israel’s Capitol
International Condemnation of Israel: Nu, So What?
Iran: Confronting its Hegemonic Threat
Islamic War against Israel: Why Israel is Winning
Israel at 72: Worthy and Winning
Israel: A Believing Nation
Israeli Society: Sane and Stable
Israel’s Strategic Situation: Never Better!
Jerusalem: Ruling the United City Generously and Effectively
Jerusalem: Cleaning-up and Sewing-up eastern Jerusalem
Justice for Jews from Arab Countries
Keitz Bavel: Arab Spring or Islamic Winter?
Kicking the Iranian Can Down the Road
Make the PA Pay: How to Wean the Palestinians off the International Dole
Mor Dror: Israel’s Resurgence – A Spiritual Calculus
Mediterranean History: Jews in Spain, Italy and France
My Family Story: From Krakow to the Knesset
Obama and Iran: What Was He Thinking?
On Being Simultaneously Modern Orthodox, Religious Zionist and “Yeshivish” in Israel
On Having Sons in Frontline Israeli Army Combat Posts
Perfidy: Palestinian Lies like Water
Politics of Defamation: Global Anti-Semitism Renewed
Politics of Responsibility: Defense vs. Social Spending in Israel
Power of Shabbat in Healing Israeli Rifts
Rabbinate Wreckage and Religious Reform in Israel
Rebuilding American Power and Presence in the Mideast, Post-Obama
Religious Zionism: Reclaiming the ‘World of Torah’
Reliving Revelation: Israeli Society Modeling Faith and Love
Restoring Israeli Military Supremacy
Return to Gan Eden: On Intimacy with G-d in the Modern World
Re-Thinking Messianism: Religious Zionism in Israel in Crisis
Solutions to the Haredi Draft and Employment Problems
Soul Matters: Bravo Beit Hillel
Spiritual Rehab for Israel: Reflections for Tisha Be’Av
Spiritual Stock-Taking: The Religiosity of Israelis
Spiritual Trials, Strategic Rewards
Strengths and Frailties of the Fourth Netanyahu Administration
Talking Turkey to the Turks
Temple Mount: On the Need to Re-Assert Jewish Prayer Rights
Thinking Creatively About Peace: Are there Alternatives to the Two-State Paradigm?
Three Boys that United a Nation: On my Neighbor Naftali Fraenkel Hy”d
Three Cheers for Canada: Stephen Harper’s Moral Leadership
Tova Haaretz Meod Meod: Israel – The Bright Side of Life

Personal website: www.davidmweinberg.com

Languages: English, Hebrew

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