Director of MediaCentral and Former Advisor to Natan Sharansky
Travels from Beit Shemesh, Israel
Topics:Media and Current Events, Inside Israel and US Government, Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History, Middle Eastern and Foreign Affairs, Positively Israel
Aryeh Green is Director of MediaCentral, an initiative of Honest Reporting providing support services to foreign journalists based in or visiting Israel; Former advisor to Natan Sharansky; high-tech business consultant and executive; public diplomacy (“hasbara”) spokesman; regional democracy activist; and IDF briefing officer.
Born in Washington, DC; Aryeh grew up in San Francisco and made aliyah in 1984 with wife Katie (Wagerman) from London. He has been a policy advisor to Natan Sharansky since the mid-1990s and served on the executive staff of Sharansky’s Yisrael B’Aliya party from 2001-2003. He was a senior member of minister Sharansky’s staff in the prime minister’s office from 2003-2005, responsible for contacts with Palestinian and other Arab democracy activists as well as for relations with ‘next generation’ Jewish leaders, coordinating support for Jewish students and faculty at universities around the world, combatting anti-Semitism, and public diplomacy activities.
His business experience has been mostly in high-tech, including various executive management positions and consulting work for public and private Israeli companies, including ECI Telecom, Aladdin, Lannet, Bank HaPoalim, Pfizer, AudioCodes, and others. Aryeh was former managing director of the G3 Associates business consulting firm in Jerusalem. Previously, he served 7 years in the public sector working in education, including 3 years as founder/director of Students For Israel, a Jerusalem seminar center training visiting students in advocacy skills for their return to campuses abroad in the early 90s. He is a reserve officer in the IDF Spokespersons Unit.
Aryeh has a BA in psychology from UC Berkeley, an MA in international relations from Hebrew University, and an MSc in business management from Boston/Ben Gurion Universities. He has published articles in Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, Israel21C, Washington Jewish Week, SF Northern California Jewish Bulletin, Israel Insider, and on http://aryeh-israel.blogspot.com/.
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