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Dan Diker

Senior Project Director

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Jerusalem, IL

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Dan Diker’s Biography

Dan Diker is a foreign policy expert, researcher and scholar. He currently serves as Senior Project Director and Fellow at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, where he heads the Program to Counter 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 as Secretary General of the World Jewish Congress.

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 at the University of South Wales in Cardiff on the Palestinian National Movement’s Political and diplomatic strategy toward the West. 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.

Dan’s Newsfeed

Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs
The Taliban’s Palestinian Partners: Implications for the Middle East Peace Process

Dan Diker examines the implications of the Taliban's presence in Afghanistan, including discussions about a partnership with Palestine, opinions regarding the United States' military presence and a new "resistance" against Israel.

The Jerusalem Post
Disentangling antisemitism from political criticism of Israel - opinion

Dan Diker, shares his opinion on the current discourse on Israel, specifically the separation of antisemitism and political criticism.

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 was appointed Secretary General Designate in December 2010 and served as the WJC's director for Strategic Affairs, and as WJC Middle East advisor on policy and diplomacy.
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Dan’s Gallery


Palestinian workers in Israel: Opportunity or exploitation?
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?
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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VIN News Podcast
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
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.


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


The “Apartheid” Poll and the Disinformation Discourse
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.
Mansour Abbas, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Abraham Effect
Apr 2021
Jerusalem, IL
In this article, Dan Diker takes a look at Mansour Abbas' career that led to recently claiming several seats for his political party in Israel's March 2021 elections.
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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.


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

Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
MA in Government Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security Studies
Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts