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A Rough Neighborhood
Israel’s National Security

Barry Mark Spielman

College/University Student Recommended, High School Student Recommended, Israel

Israel continues to face numerous security challenges and opportunities. From the stagnating peace process to the Iranian threat, from Hezbollah to Hamas. This session will discuss the various issues on Israel's national security agenda from the perspective of a reserve lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Force (IDF). This workshop will give you basic facts and a crash course from an IDF Spokesman’s Office veteran on how Israel represents itself. (Please note that the session is not an official representation of the IDF.)

Barry Mark Spielman

Jewish Agency for Israel

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Barry Spielman made Aliyah in 1988. He has more than 20 years of public affairs and marketing experience. A former career officer in the IDF Spokesman's Office, Barry is a Lt. Col. in the IDF reserves. Barry has served as a Marketing Director in several of Israel's top hi-tech companies. He holds a BA from Bar Ilan U. and MAs from GWU and Boston/Ben Gurion U. He is married and has four children.

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