David M. Weinberg directs the Israel office of Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA). He has represented the Canadian Jewish community in promoting Canada-Israel relations for more than 30 years, going back to the 1980s when he was director of research and education for the Canada-Israel Committee, based in Toronto.
Concurrent to his CIJA duties, he is founding Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, a security think tank; and a diplomatic and defense columnist for The Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom newspapers.
Since moving to Israel from Canada in 1990, he has served in a number of public positions.
He was founding coordinator of the Global Forum against Anti-Semitism in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, and senior advisor to then-Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky.
For many years, he was Spokesman of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, of the Herzliya Conference on Israel’s National Security, and of Bar-Ilan University.
He has been a public affairs consultant to Israel’s national hospital, the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer; served as assistant director of the Anti-Defamation League Israel Office; and as senior advisor to The Tikvah Fund.
He holds degrees in international relations and history from the University of Toronto and Bar-Ilan University, and in advanced Jewish studies from the Hakotel and Har Etzion yeshivas. His thesis, The Politics of Mediation: The Powerful Mediator Dynamic at Camp David (under the supervision of Prof. Janice Stein at the University of Toronto) won the 1984 Harry Crowe Memorial National Essay Award from the Canadian Professors for Peace in the Middle East.
Twenty years worth of his columns are archived at davidmweinberg.com
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