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Dan Diker

Senior Project Director

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Jerusalem, IL

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Dan’s Biography

Dan Diker is a foreign policy expert, researcher and scholar. He currently heads the Program to Counter Political Warfare and BDS as Senior Project Director and Fellow at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Political Warfare and BDS. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is an independent Israeli research center specializing in security, diplomacy and international law.

As Senior Project Director and Fellow, Dan's writing, public addresses and media appearances educate a wide audience through his analyses regarding Israel’s foreign policy, strategy and current affairs.

Dan has authored and edited numerous books, policy studies, monographs and articles on the global BDS movement, global political warfare and relations between Israel and the Jewish Diaspora most prominently in Europe and the US. His works on the Palestinian-led BDS movement include Israelophobia and the West; BDS Unmasked, Defeating Anti-Normalisation: Shared Palestinian and Israeli Perspectives on a New Path to Peace; and Students for Justice in Palestine, Unmasked.

An eminent scholar, Dan is a Research...
Dan Diker is a foreign policy expert, researcher and scholar. He currently heads the Program to Counter Political Warfare and BDS as Senior Project Director and Fellow at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Political Warfare and BDS. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is an independent Israeli research center specializing in security, diplomacy and international law.

As Senior Project Director and Fellow, Dan's writing, public addresses and media appearances educate a wide audience through his analyses regarding Israel’s foreign policy, strategy and current affairs.

Dan has authored and edited numerous books, policy studies, monographs and articles on the global BDS movement, global political warfare and relations between Israel and the Jewish Diaspora most prominently in Europe and the US. His works on the Palestinian-led BDS movement include Israelophobia and the West; BDS Unmasked, Defeating Anti-Normalisation: Shared Palestinian and Israeli Perspectives on a New Path to Peace; and Students for Justice in Palestine, Unmasked.

An eminent scholar, Dan is a Research Fellow of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at Reichman University. He is called upon to offer insight on issues of domestic and foreign policy as it relates to Israel and the global Jewish community. He also served the World Jewish Congress as Secretary General.

Before emigrating to Israel, Dan served as an executive at New York-based Financial investment firms Shearson Lehman American Express and Drexel Burnham Lambert. He continues to invest in various Israeli and US-based startup ventures.

Dan is completing his PhD dissertation Palestinian National Movement at University South Wales, United Kingdom. He holds an MA in Government, Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security Studies Summa Cum Laude from Reichman University in Israel and a BA Cum Laude in American History from Harvard University.
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Dan’s Newsfeed

Jewish News Syndicate
Why did ‘The Harvard Crimson’ decide to take on Israel?

In this article, Dan Diker discusses The Harvard Crimson‘s April 29 editorial, which spoke in support of BDS's claims against Israel.

Walking together across Abraham’s bridge

In this article for The Times of Israel, Dan Diker explores the idea of building cultural bridges between Jews and Arabs in Israel and the role played by the non-profit Israel Tennis and Education Centers in building a brighter future.

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Dan’s Background

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Senior Project Director
Jerusalem, IL
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is an independent research institution that specializes in diplomacy and foreign policy, promoting good governance and cooperation between the Jewish nation and its neighbors. Dan is the Director of the Project to Counter BDS and Political Warfare.
World Jewish Congress
Secretary General
Jun 2011 - Jan 2013
New York, NY, USA
The World Jewish Congress is the global representative of the Jewish community in more than 100 countries. The organization advocates on their behalf to governments, policymakers and other faiths. Dan previously served as Sec Gen Designate from 2010 to 2011, and as Middle East Policy Advisor from 2009 to 2010.
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Dan’s Gallery

Philanthropy

Israel Tennis & Education Center
Vice Chairman, International Board of Directors
ITEC constitutes the largest excellence based tennis and education network in the world. ITEC provides all children in Israel, free of charge, the opportunity to become champions on and off the court regardless of race, religion, ethnic or socio economic background. ITEC helped transform the lives of Jewish, Arab, Druse and Circasion children and youth and has trained two Grand Slam Champions.

Media

Palestinian workers in Israel: Opportunity or exploitation?
Quoted
Aug 2021
Jerusalem, IL
Dan Diker is quoted in this article discussing the socioeconomic environments present in Israel with regards to Palestinian laborers.
Is Palestinian incitement driving the tensions in Jerusalem?
Featured
May 2021
Dan Diker discusses the riots at Temple Mount, referring to historical events in connection with recent news and relationships between Jewish and Palestinian people.
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Interviews

VIN News Podcast
Interview
Jul 2021
Jerusalem, IL
Dan speaks to Alan Skorski and Baila Sebrow about his latest report: The “Apartheid” Poll and the Disinformation Discourse.
Dan Diker interviews Prof Bernard Lewis on the Arab uprising in the Middle East
Interview
Mar 2011
Jerusalem, IL
In his role as Secretary General of the World Jewish Congress, Dan Diker interviews renowned British-American historian and political commentator Prof. Bernard Lewis on the latest developments in the Middle East.

Features

Does the Durban conference matter for Israel?
Interview
Sep 2021
Jerusalem, IL
Dan participates in a discussion with Yaakov Katz, Jerusalem Post’s Editor-In-Chief, and Lahav Harkov, Diplomatic Correspondent, on the Durban conference.

Publications

Palestinian hybrid warfare is a strategic threat to Israel's security
Author
Nov 2021
In this article for The Jerusalem Post, Dan Diker examines the recent strategies and warfare between Israel and Palestine.
The “Apartheid” Poll and the Disinformation Discourse
Co-Author
Jul 2021
Jerusalem, IL
Along with his Co-Author, Dan Diker unpacks the meaning of the word “apartheid” and the discourse surrounding its usage in relation to Israel.
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Specialist Courses

University of South Wales
PhD Candidate
Cardiff, UK
Dan Diker is currently completing a PhD dissertation at the University of South Wales.

Fellowships

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Senior Research Fellow
2002 - Present
Jerusalem, IL
Dan began his career at the JCPA as a Senior Foreign Policy Fellow and Analyst.
International Institute for Counter-Terrorism: IDC Herzliya
Research Fellow
Herzliya, IL
The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, currently known as Reichman University, is one of the top private research and higher learning institutes in Israel. Dan is a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism.
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Dan’s Education

Reichman University
MA | Government and Counter Terrorism Policy, Summa Cum Laude
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