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Elihu Ben-Onn

As one of Israel´s most respected and senior radio broadcast journalists and talk show hosts, Elihue Ben-Onn has covered wars, elections, and many facets of the Arab-Israel conflict and the peace process. He is a retired Brigadier General and former Israel National Police spokesman.

Mr. Ben-Onn served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as assistant to the Commander of the Armored Corps and fought during the Yom Kippur War. As a journalist, Mr. Ben-Onn served for 11 years as editor-in-chief of Israel Radio´s ‘Yoman Haboker,’ the country´s highest rated news program. Currently he hosts ‘Ma´Azinim L´Maazinim,’ a bi-weekly news-based call-in program on the Voice of Israel Radio´s First Network.

In the year 2000, Mr. Ben-Onn´s weekly international call-in program ‘The Israel Connection’,, geared toward Israelis and others abroad,  earned an Honorable Mention award given by the American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee (JDC).


Lecture Topics:

 The Foreign Media and Its Role in Israel: How Israel Can Obtain Fair and Balanced Coverage from American Media.
 How to Defend Yourself in the Age of Global Terrorism.
 National Security Issues: Intelligence - Gathering, Homeland Security, and Cooperation Between Washington D.C. and Jerusalem.
 Can Israel Assist the U.S. in its Hunt for Bin Laden.
How the Events of Sept 11 Have Affected the Violence and the Terrorist Acts in the Middle East.
 The Middle East Conflict: Is Abbas Still a Partner for Peace?
 The Media and its Influence on the Public Opinion.
 Israel as a Newsmaker and the World Media.
 Living in Jerusalem: What Does It Mean? How United is the Capital City?
 A First-Hand Account of the 1973 Yom Kippur War Through the Eyes of a Tank Gunner in the Suez Canal
 Israel and the Diaspora: How To Bridge the Gap?
 Israel's Economic Independence: When Will Israel Attain Economic Independence?
 Economic Cooperation Between the USA and Israel.
 World Jewry's Economic Assistance to Israel.
 The World Cup: Sport in Israel.
 The Future of Soccer in the USA.

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