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Donna Rosenthal

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Donna Rosenthal is an award-winning journalist and author of The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Newsweek; taught journalism at three universities; and spoken to audiences across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Donna has lectured at universities including Harvard and UCLA, taught journalism at three colleges, and is a frequent guest on CNN, Fox, and NPR. She has travelled to more than 60 countries and given keynote addresses to groups in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She previously served as a news producer at Israel TV and a reporter for Israel Radio and The Jerusalem Post.


  • Science, Technology & Innovation

  • Arts & Culture

  • US-Israel Relations

  • Israel Economy

  • Middle Eastern Relations

Popular Speeches

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know about Israelis...But Were Afraid to Ask.
The Many Faces of Israelis: youth, soldiers, high techies, Ashkenazim, Mizrahim, Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews, Russians, Ethiopians, Christians, Muslims, Druze and gays
Israel, Iran & the Islamic Intifada (the so-called "Arab Spring"): Risks & Realities
Israel & the Media: Israel has the world’s largest international press corps per capita. So why so much misinformation? A Journalist's Perspective
Israeli Women: They Wear Army Helmets, Wigs, Veils...and I-Pod Ear Buds
From Prophets to Profits: Why the Israeli Economy is Booming 
Moscow on The Mediterrean: How Russian immigrants are transforming Israel
Out of Africa: The Ethiopian Israelis. From the world's largest human airlift to culture shock living in a country of strange white Jews
The Most Common Name for an Israeli Boy? Muhammad.  Who are the wealthiest and most educated Israelis per capita? Christians. Who are Israeli Muslim & Christian Arabs?

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