Israel Advocacy skills training for your community: November 2017

Hone your skills as an
Israel Advocate


Advanced workshops from an Israeli expert
November 2017


Eyeless about Gaza?

The whole world recognizes the reality of the dangerous dictatorship that is North Korea. This tyrannical regime oppresses its own citizens and threatens its neighbors. Almost every state in the world agrees that it must be dealt with; the only disagreement is over the best method.
Yet Hamas’s rule over Gaza is just as oppressive to those who live there, and just as threatening to Israel. But it is perceived very differently.

The fact that few see that a double standard is being applied is one more example of how the West has succumbed to anti-Israel rhetoric.

We don’t need to be victims

The fact that the enemies of Israel have exerted influence over public discourse doesn’t mean that they are right or that they are destined to win. On the contrary, the US and Canada have witnessed victories by major pro-Israel organizations and grassroots activists alike. US state legislatures and the Canadian Federal Parliament have condemned BDS. Anti-Israel student groups have been disciplined at the University of California and BDS defeated in a labor union on a Canadian campus. But anti-Israel groups are not, unfortunately, giving in and continued success against them demands information and skills.

I have more than three decades of experience teaching Israel advocacy skills to groups ranging from the staff of major Jewish organizations to campus volunteers.

I will be in North America in November 2017, running Israel advocacy skills training workshops for campus and community groups who want to upgrade their abilities to advocate for Israel. Among those who have already profited from my workshops are:

  • Israel’s diplomats and emissaries,
  • the staff of major Jewish organizations,
  • Jewish Federations and JCRCs, as well as
  • student and community activists around the world.

Subjects covered include:

  • Why is it so hard to get people to accept our messages? How can we make them compelling? Learn about CENTRAL versus PERIPHERAL PROCESSING OF INFORMATION and ANALYTICS versus HEURISTICS.
  • CONCEPTUAL FRAMING: How to go off the defensive and seize the initiative.
  • CAMPAIGNING: How to move from events to sustained campaigns.

Dates and details

I’ll be in North America from November 12 through 22, 2017. If you would like me to visit your community, organization or school, please be in touch regarding fees, available dates and logistics.

(PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP! I’m also going to be offering hands-on training in public speaking. Details are here.)

David Olesker
Jerusalem Center for Communication and Advocacy Training
Training advocates for Israel and public speakers for over three decades
POB 2534 · Jerusalem 91024 · Israel
Tel. +972-2-651-2610 · Fax +972-77-470-2844
e-mail: jccat@iname.com · Website · About.me · LinkedIn · Facebook

David’s workshop brings a new and thoughtful perspective to advocacy. His presentation on having the information to advocate, techniques to convey the information, and a forum to advocate in, equips communities with the tools they need to become effective Israel advocates.

Carol Brick-Turin, Director
Jewish Community Relations Council, Greater Miami Jewish Federation

In my 25 years of work with media, communications, education and training within the Jewish community, I have met no one who does what David does even half as well.

Of the plethora of Jewish- and Israel-oriented educational programming I have implemented in forty states and a dozen other countries, David Olesker’s programs were the ones students most told me they found to have fundamentally changed and enhanced their understanding.

Alan Oirich
Director of Production at Shalom TV

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