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Dan Feferman is an author, speaker and researcher who focuses on Israel, the Jewish world and the Middle East. He has published numerous articles and books, and speaks regularly in Israel and around the world on these matters. He co-hosts the Jewanced Podcast.
Dan is currently the Executive Director of Sharaka, a Middle East based NGO that works to build people-to-people peace between Israel and the Arab and Muslim world, and promote the Abraham Accords to new audiences. He is also a co-founder and chair of the Gulf-Israel Policy Forum.
Dan is a Fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, a leading think-tank on issues of importance to Israel and the Jewish people. He has researched antisemitism, the BDS movement, religious pluralism in Israel, the American Jewish community, and Israel-Diaspora relations. His forthcoming book, "In Search of Authenticity", tracks trends in the American Jewish community, and offers a series of bold recommendations.
Dan is a Major (res.) in the Israel Defense Forces, where he served as a foreign policy and national security analyst and adviser in the IDF General Staff; as a special assistant to the Deputy Chief of the General Staff; and a commander in an elite intelligence unit.
Dan holds a BA in International Politics and Middle East Studies from the American University in Washington DC and an MA in Security Studies from Tel Aviv University.
Originally from South Bend, Indiana, he is married with three children and lives in Rehovot, Israel. Dan enjoys cooking, cross-fit and martial arts.
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