📍Washington, DC, USA
- Serving in the IDF: How and Why Lone Soldiers Choose to Fight for Israel
- Understanding Israel's Security Dynamics and Regional Politics
- How to Effectively Advocate for Israel: Understanding its History and Current Events
- In the Lion's Den: Representing Israel at the United Nations
IDF, Middle Eastern Relations, College, Antisemitism
Daniel Flesch is an experienced Israel professional and expert at telling the story of the Jewish State and the Jewish people. His unique experiences range from the front lines of the Israel Defense Forces to the classroom in Israel advocacy and education, and to the highest levels of international diplomacy at the United Nations.
From 2018-2021, Daniel served as Senior Advisor to Israel’s Mission to the United Nations in New York City, reporting directly to Ambassadors Danny Danon and Gilad Erdan. In this capacity, he was the spokesman for international media, in charge of all public communications and messaging, including drafting op-eds in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Washington Post, Jerusalem Post and other outlets, and speeches delivered in the Security Council and General Assembly.
His tenure oversaw some of the most dramatic improvements in Israel’s international standing, including the Abraham Accords.
Daniel was also the Founder and Executive Director of Fuel for Truth – DC, an Israel education and advocacy program for young professionals, where he gave dozens of lectures on topics including Israel’s history, Middle East regional dynamics, current political issues, and how to combat anti-Israel and anti-Zionism biases.
From 2010-2012, Daniel served as a heavy machine gunner in the 202nd Paratrooper Battalion of the Israel Defense Forces, where he was twice recognized as “Outstanding Soldier in the Platoon”. He has spoken about his service as a lone soldier at various forums.
During his service, he wrote a much-viewed blog, “From the USA to the IDF”, which was picked up by The Jerusalem Post.
Daniel has been featured on CNBC, CNN and Fox News regarding Israel’s international defense ties, military operations and geopolitical developments. He has spoken at the Israel Embassy, Friends of the IDF, Israel Bonds and other Jewish/Israel organizations and corporations, and has published articles in a variety of outlets, including Commentary Magazine, The Algemeiner and Times of Israel.
Originally from Chicago, Daniel has worked for international public affairs and strategic communications firms, and as a consultant for a leading aerospace and defense consulting company, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies and developed business with leading Israel defense firms.
He received his M.A. in Strategic Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and his B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Illinois. He lives in Washington, DC area with his wife and daughter.
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