Israel Advocacy skills training, last chance for this year: March 2017

Fake news? For Jews that’s so old!


Israeli expert will train you in Israel advocacy skills
March 2017


Lies that have legs


So, the rest of the world is waking up to the perils of unsubstantiated accusations. Whether it’s weird conspiracy theories about a pizza store or major news outlets publicizing an uncorroborated “dossier,” many are starting to realize what we Jews have known for a long time: an allegation doesn’t need to be proven in order to be dangerous. From Josephus having to explode Greek libels, through The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, down to allegations that Israelis plant knives on dead Palestinian Arabs to justify their murder, Jews have paid with their lives when the gullible accept the lies of the malicious.

Refuting these lies needs not only information, but the skills to use it effectively. That’s where I can help you.

The skills you need to succeed

When Israel’s supporters work skillfully and consistently, they have proven that they can effectively refute the lies and roll back the tide of BDS and other manifestations of Jew hatred.

With more than three decades of experience teaching Israel advocacy skills to supporters of Israel around the world, I can be an important resource to your community.

I will be in North America from at the beginning of February, 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 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

This will be my final trip of 2016-17 to North America and I’ll be there from March 19 through 29, 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 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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