Director of MediaCentral and Former Advisor to Natan Sharansky
Travels from Beit Shemesh, Israel
Topics:Middle Eastern and Foreign Affairs, Inside Israel and US Government, Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History, Positively Israel, Media and Current Events
Aryeh Green is VP Strategic Investments of EnergiyaGlobal, a solar energy developer for Africa, and director ex-officio of MediaCentral, a Jerusalem-based project providing support services to foreign journalists based in or visiting Israel, promoting accuracy in reporting about the region. He has been an advisor to Natan Sharansky and a high-tech business executive and consultant for the past two decades, and is a frequent and dynamic, captivating speaker on Israel, media issues, human rights in the Middle East, Israel's “StartUp Nation” and current affairs.
A direct descendent of one of the first Jewish families in America, Aryeh grew up in San Francisco and moved to Israel over 30 years ago. He was a policy advisor to Mr. Sharansky for over a decade; a member of the executive staff of Sharansky’s Yisrael B’Aliya party; and served as a senior member of Diaspora Affairs minister Sharansky’s staff in the prime minister’s office. There, Aryeh was responsible for contacts with Palestinian and other Arab democracy activists and for relations with the ‘next generation’ of Jewish leaders (under the age of 50) including coordinating support for Jewish students and faculty at universities around the world. He continues to be active in a number of initiatives promoting freedom and democracy in the Middle East.
Aryeh has spent over 20 years in business, mostly high-tech, holding management positions and performing consulting work for public and private Israeli companies, including ECI Telecom, Aladdin, Lannet, Bank HaPoalim, Pfizer, AudioCodes, and others, as well as multi-nationals such as Pfizer and Moto Guzzi.
Aryeh’s publications include articles in the NY Times, Wall St. Journal, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post and many other publications. He lives happily in the town of Beit Shemesh in Israel and has three children of his own, two of which are married, and happily inherited another six children when he married Miriam in August 2015; and when not promoting accuracy in the media, grows grapes and makes wine.
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