Michael Prell

New York, USA
hen I first arrived in New York City, Steve Eisenberg and JICNY became my lifeline and connection to the Jewish community here, and for that I will always be grateful. Since then, my connection to Steve, Jodi and the extended JICNY family has grown deeper and more involved, including a recent talk I was privileged to give on the JICNY terrace about the psychology of Israel hatred – and, more importantly, what to do about it – from a book I wrote on the subject called “Underdogma” (endorsed by 2 US candidates for President, America’s former Ambassado r to the UN John Bolton, Daniel Pipes, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and others) available here for less than $5. Professionally, I run a full-service ad agency that provides creative, advertising and tactical services for more than 300 leaders on four continents, including Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, America’s largest grassroots political organization, and the Dalai Lama. I am blessed to help lead Kiruv tours for young Jews to Israel with Rabbi Klatzko of Shabbat.com (whom I met when he spoke at JICNY), and I hold a senior position with an Israel-based Jewish outreach and advocacy organization. My editorials appear in the Jerusalem Post, The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, The Washington Times, Townhall and others, and I am a guest on more than 400 of America’s leading talk radio and TV stations. I live on the Upper West Side, and in Toronto Canada, and I am blessed to spend part of each year the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel.