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Izzy Ezagui

First Sergeant

Travels from New York City

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



Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History, JNF's Work in Israel, Anti-Terrorism and Security, Positively Israel


Izzy Ezagui, a decorated squad commander in the IDF, is the only soldier who lost an arm in combat and returned to the battlefield. While he continues to serve in an elite unit in the reserves, Izzy is an active and charismatic for-pay public speaker who delivers inspirational talks and events internationally.

The Algemeiner chose Izzy as one of 100 people positively influencing Jewish life. He is also a successful fund-raiser helping to raise millions of dollars for hospitals, rehabilitation programs, and many other charities. Izzy’s worked with Jewish and non-Jewish groups, amputee organization, schools, colleges, universities, hedge funds, and corporate events for companies such as Nike, Apple, and EO. He lives in Brooklyn and is a full-time speaker, blogger, and writer.

He's appeared on the top Israeli television news shows, Israeli National News Channel 7, and Channel 2 News; Al Jazeera America TV, Fox News, and The Huffington Post.

Download a prepared introduction for Izzy Ezagui

Popular Speeches:

An American’s Journey In The IDF

Overcoming the Odds

One-Armed and Dangerous


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