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David Ha'ivri is the director of the Shomron Liaison Office and spokesman for the Shomron Regional Council, the largest regional council, by area, in the State of Israel. Under his leadership, the Liaison Office has pursued groundbreaking work in advocating for the rights of Shomron's Jewish residents and communicating their daily struggles and unique perspectives to domestic and international media. In his varied capacities, Ha'ivri has developed initiatives to strengthen and grow Jewish communities in the Shomron region, with projects ranging from promoting Biblical tourism to economic development and international twinning programs for students and communities. An American by birth, Ha'ivri's family immigrated to Israel in his youth. He studied in Israel's naval academy and served in the country's defense forces. A political commentator, writer, thinker and activist, Ha'ivri has hosted numerous foreign leaders and dignitaries, and is highly sought after as a renowned guest speaker, including before the European Parliament. He routinely comments on background and gives interviews to such international media outlets as the New York Times, CNN, al Jazeera and others. A passionate pro-Israel advocate, Ha'ivri campaigns tirelessly for the security and wellbeing of all Israel's residents from his home in the Jewish settlement of Kfar Tapuach, where he is a husband and father to eight beautiful children. Follow on Twitter @haivri

ARTICLES BY: David Ha'ivri

December 31, 2012 11:39 pm

Israeli Elections: The Blanket Can Only Cover So Much

Do you know the feeling, on those cold winter nights, when you and your partner mindlessly pull the shared blanket in opposite directions, and a...

July 30, 2012 2:54 pm

Peace Now: Bad Intentions, Great Results

Recently, Shomron Regional Council head Gershon Mesika awarded a certificate of appreciation to leaders of the ultra left-wing NGO "Peace Now". You might reasonably wonder...

May 10, 2012 2:42 pm

Privileged to Serve the Nation and Protect Its Land

One of the key issues that almost brought on early elections in Israel is the exemption from the mandatory draft that certain political powers wish...

April 25, 2012 11:32 am

Apartheid on the Train in Jerusalem?

During my visit to the British Parliament last week, I heard concerns from a number of MP'S that Jerusalem's new light rail system was built...

April 23, 2012 2:06 pm

Israel’s “Settlement” Activity in the West Bank is the Cause of Anti-British Sentiments in Pakistan

Many leading professional Israel-bashers are so off the wall and obnoxious with their ridiculous claims that at times, it's hard to figure out where to start. Last year in Washington, I debated Hussein...

April 10, 2012 2:00 pm

Moses Was a Muslim Who Led Palestinian Muslims Out of Egypt. No Joke.

A few years ago, while visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, I had a very disturbing conversation with a member of the Islamic Wakf who was escorting me to...

March 14, 2012 5:05 pm

Blindfolded: Palestinian Demography

Israelis and Jews around the world are rightly proud of our small country's hard-punching intelligence services. Each month brings new revelations of operational triumphs,...

February 13, 2012 8:15 am

Peace: Is Jordan an Option?

Nearly 20 years after the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians was initiated at the Madrid Conference, we have seen years of stalemate. Even...

January 26, 2012 2:30 pm

What About Human Rights – Does Anyone Really Care?

Human Rights are an area of great concern, surely, for all who strive to be politically correct, but they are even more so for regular...

January 19, 2012 10:48 am

The Israeli/Arab Conflict – Will This Ever End?

A wise but pragmatic Israeli answered this way: "No, this is not going to end in the near future. Israel needs to be prepared...

January 2, 2012 1:39 pm

Should Israel Offer Assistance To The People Of Syria?

Some months ago, I suggested that Israel offer humanitarian aid to the opposition in Syria. As expected, this idea received mixed responses from both sides....

December 26, 2011 11:05 am

End the Occupation – Now!

As a result of the 1967 Six Day War, Israel gained control of the Golan, Sinai, Judea and Samaria, and united its holy city and...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Police Called to London University After Protesters Trap Attendees of Israe...

Police were called to University College London (UCL) on Thursday evening after anti-Israel protesters stormed an event organized by local pro-Israel advocacy...

Middle East

Arab States Pressuring PA President Abbas to Resolve Internal Palestinian D...

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Arab states are piling pressure on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resolve divisions in his Fatah party...