About Dan Fleshler
Since the mid-1980s. IÂ haveÂ spent muchÂ of my spare time andÂ some of my professional lifeÂ trying to convinceÂ American Jews to support Israel’s peace camp.
One of the challenges I’ve tried to address is figuring out how toÂ criticise Israeli policyÂ and the conventional Israel lobbyÂ withoutÂ bolstering the arguments of those who reject the legitimacy of a Jewish state.Â I have fought this fight as aÂ board member of Ameinu, Americans for Peace Now and the Givat Haviva Education Fund, as well as a member of B’rit Tzedek v’Shalom, four groups on the American Zionist left.Â Â
Other credentials: as aÂ NewYork-based media and public affairs strategist,Â I have representedÂ many clients that needed to communicate with the American Jewish community, American politicians as well as opinion leaders on issues related to Israel and the Middle East. They have included Israel Policy Forum, Bar-Ilan University, the Abraham Fund, AMIT Women, B’nai B’rith International and others.Â
Moreover, I’ve also represented companies and trade associations with interests in Washington, DC.Â So I know how theÂ denizens of K Street ply their trade and have learned a thing or two about the sausage-making (or, if you prefer, kosher hot dog- making)Â that is involved in shaping foreign policy.Â