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Carl Schrag

Former Editor of the Jerusalem Post

Travels from Chicago, Illinois

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability or contact the speaker directly.



Media and Current Events, Positively Israel


Carl Schrag is a journalist, teacher and Middle East analyst who puts current events into perspective by examining them in the context of recent and ancient history, sharing insights about the hopes and dreams embraced by nearly 8 million Israelis, and stressing the significance of Israel's relationship with Jews in America and around the world.

Carl made aliya from Los Angeles in 1986, and his award-winning career as a reporter and editor included a stint as the Editor of The Jerusalem Post, Israel's leading English-language daily. He came to the United States in 2000 to broaden his perspective on the U.S.-Israel relationship, and he has become a leading Israel Educator and expert on teaching Israel in formal and informal settings and Israel-on-campus affairs. He develops innovative curriculum designed to foster strong ties between American Jews and Israel. He works with college students, teens and adults to counter delegitimation efforts and speaks and writes regularly on related topics. He is Program Director of Write On For Israel in Chicago and Editor-in-Chief of Israel Campus Beat, a student-written online publication chronicling Israel-on-campus affairs nationwide.. Carl, his wife and three sons live in the suburbs of Chicago.

Download a prepared introduction for Carl Schrag carl-schrag.doc

Popular Speeches:

  • Media Bias: What’s the True Story?
  • American Jews and Israel: Who Cares and Why?
  • Stand Up For Israel
  • Israel on Campus: Fear, Loathing and Empowerment
  • Behind the Scenes: An Insider’s View

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