Consul General David Siegel

David Siegel serves as Consul General and the senior representative of the State of Israel to the Southwestern United States. Most recently, he served as Chief of Staff to Israel's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, where he was involved in policy formulation and decision-making at the senior levels of Israel's foreign policy establishment. Previously, he served two terms at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC. He participated in the 1998 Wye River Peace Summit, the 1999 Israel-Syria negotiations, and the Camp David Middle East Peace Summit in the Fall of 2000. He graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Vermont with a BA in Political Science and earned a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston. He served as a Commander in the Israel Defense Forces. He is married to Myra Clark-Siegel, and they have three young children.

Reaching the Tipping Point…Shifting the Conversation

Headlines, tweets, and Facebook posts bombard us constantly with the latest crises from Israel. But the headlines cannot dictate the narrative and we are not tapping into the important, yet little-known transformative stories about Israel. In this session, we will engage in what is sure to be a lively discussion on ways to "tip" the conversation.

Israel: Changing the Conversation

What was the last discussion you had about Israel? Did it involve politics, religion or regional conflict? More than likely, the answer is yes, but the conversation is now changing. Don't miss this session and hear ideas and a unique perspective that journalists, rabbis, and community leaders are calling inspirational, eye-opening, and vital to Israel's future.