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Gil Hoffman

Political Correspondent and Columnist for the Jerusalem Post

Travels from Arnona, Israel

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



Media and Current Events, Inside Israel and US Government, Middle Eastern and Foreign Affairs, Positively Israel


Gil Hoffman is the chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post. Well-connected to Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Hoffman has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets.

Called "The most optimistic man in Israel" by Israel Television, Hoffman's writing and TV appearances provide a behind the scenes look at the intrigue and humor in the Israeli political arena.

Hoffman, who was raised in Chicago, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University's School of Journalism and wrote for the Miami Herald and Arizona Republic before moving to Israel. A reserve soldier in the IDF's Spokesman's Unit, he has lectured in seven countries and 40 US states. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, daughter and son.

Speaker Topics

  • Red States, Blue States and the Jewish State - An insider's perspective from Jerusalem on the US election's impact on Israel
  • Planting Democracy in the Jewish state and making it bloom: An insider's look at the challenges inside Israeli society
  • Peace, Politics, and Plutonium: An insider's look at the quest for security, democracy and peace in the Middle East
  • Israel and the Arab Spring: Will the Jewish State spring forward or fall back?
  • What the future holds: An insider's look at Israeli politics
  • Will Israel ever achieve peace and security? Israel Update
  • Reasons for optimism: Why American Jews should be confident about Israel (in spite of it all)
  • Peeved at Israeli PR? What you can do to help Israel in America

Download a prepared introduction for Gil Hoffman gil-hoffman-intro.doc


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