Laura BenDavid is a writer, photographer and pro Israel social media activist. Formerly the head of social media at Nefesh B’Nefesh, she is now a sought after marketing consultant and director of marketing & new media at Shavei Israel. She speaks to communities around the world concerning the three communities that Shavei Israel helps: the Bnei Menashe in India, the “Hidden” Jews of Poland, and Bnei Anousim in Spain, Portugal and South America. Originally from Monsey, New York, she made Aliyah from Boca Raton, Florida in 2002. Laura is the author of the book, MOVING UP: An Aliyah Journal.
David Ze’ev Jablinowitz has worked for over 30 years reporting in and on Israel, and 25 years as a diplomatic and political correspondent at Israel Radio. He has briefed missions visiting Israel from across North America, and has traveled to the US to speak to university and Jewish audiences. David has also been a guest on several American talk shows that toured Israel, interviewed on radio stations coast-to-coast. David arrived in Israel from New York in February 1981 straight out of Queens College, where he earned a degree in journalism, soon taking on a position at Israel Radio. After first anchoring newscasts and hosting science and sports programs, he covered the Demjanjuk war crimes trial in 1987 and ’88. In June 1989, he became Knesset correspondent, and has covered diplomatic and political beats during the terms of Prime Ministers Yitzhak Shamir, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert, and Binyamin Netanyahu. Throughout these years, he’s worked as an Israeli consultant for BBC, Reuters and Sky News, and periodically reports for CBS Radio.
David Harris is editor in chief of Clarion Project. He’s reported from countries around the Middle East and North Africa for some of the world’s leading media outlets. Harris began his journalistic career with the BBC, taking in Reuters, Xinhua, Deutsche Welle and others along the way and has managed teams of journalists around the world in the post 9/11 era with a focus on the MENA region.
He is a sought-after lecturer and makes frequent appearances in the electronic and written media as a guest analyst.