As the first day of Operation Protective Edge draws to a close, The Israel Project (TIP) hosts a conference call with Lt.-Col. Peter Lerner, Israel Defense Forces Spokesman for International Media.
About the Speaker
Born in the United Kingdom, Lt.-Col. Peter Lerner has for the last 20 years been involved in military and civilian affairs, dealing in media, public and foreign relations.
Lt.-Col. Lerner has been the senior field liaison officer for coordinating and facilitating international humanitarian aid operations and economic development programs in the Palestinian territories: U.N. agencies, International Committee of the Red Cross, USAID, the Task Force for Project Implementation, European Union, international NGOs as well as embassies and consulates. He has held positions both in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and has also been posted as the Spokesman for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories, subordinate to the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
Between April 2009-October 2012, Lt.-Col. Lerner served as the IDF Spokesman for the Central Command dealing with media relations, concerning the military activities within the commands responsibility.
In February 2013, Lt.-Col. Lerner was appointed to command the IDF International Media Department.