Our Staff

Staff List

* Denotes Senior Staff
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*Josh Block, CEO and President
*Lior Weintraub, VP & Director of Israel Office
*Kenneth Bricker, Senior Press Associate
Valdo Borodov, IT Director
Talia Dekel-Fleissig, Press Associate
Liat Dolengiewicz, Communications Coordinator
Adi Elyasi Cohen, Projects Manager
David Gerstman, Senior Editor, TheTower.org
Inbar Getz, Director of Operation & HR
Idonia Johns, Director of Finance
*Dor Kaidar, Director of Communications
Noam Koren, Senior Creative
*Antony Korenstein, Senior Advisor
Carolina Krauskopf, Communications Coordinator
*Elliott Mendes, Chief Operating Officer
*Jacob Millner, Senior Policy Analyst & Midwest Regional Director
*Gary Rosen, Senior Advisor Research & Digital Communictions
Luke Shelton, Director of Human Resources and Operations Support


CEO & President

Josh Block is a communications, foreign policy and political strategist involved in national politics and policy for nearly 20 years. A former Clinton Administration official & spokesman at the State Department’s USAID, Block got his start on Capitol Hill in the office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Democratic politics. A spokesman for the Clinton/Gore and Gore/Lieberman presidential campaigns, Block also worked on House and Senate races, including Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) first campaign for U.S. Senate, the ’96 Presidential Inaugural Committee, and as spokesman at the Ohio Democratic Party.

After nearly a decade on the senior staff of AIPAC, one of Washington’s most respected and effective advocacy organizations, where he was Spokesman and Director of Strategic Communications, Block was appointed Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington D.C., and established a strategic consulting practice focused on the intersection of policy, politics and public affairs for international and US-based clients in the public and private sector.

Block was named by Foreign Policy Magazine to its Twitterati 100 list of the most influential foreign policy experts on Twitter (@JoshBlockDC) and The Forward to its list of America’s 50 most influential Jews. When he was appointed CEO and President of The Israel Project, AIPAC President Michael Kassen said, “TIP, as well as the pro-Israel community, will benefit greatly from [Block’s] unique ability to shape the debate and educate both policymakers and the public about Israel and the Middle East.”


Vice President and Director of Israel Office

Lior Weintraub has more than 15 years of experience as a political advisor, spokesman, media strategist and a diplomat. He started his professional life as a journalist in Jerusalem, then spent 5 years in various positions in the Knesset. Lior then joined the Israeli Foreign Service and, after completing the prestigious diplomat’s course, served on the Middle East economic affairs desk and in New Delhi, India. Between 2008-2012 Lior served in Washington DC as chief of staff for 2 ambassadors and later as the spokesman of the embassy.

After 10 years, Lior left public service and joined BBDO Israel as a VP and established a consulting practice. Between 2014 and Jan 2016 Lior was the CEO of She’arim – an advocacy organization committed to bringing a strategic change in Israeli society by advancing Jewish pluralism. Since 2012, Lior has been a lecturer at The Interdisciplinary Center in Hertzlia. Lior appears frequently in Israeli media as a U.S.-Israel relationship commentator.

Lior holds a bachelor degree in political science and international relations from the Hebrew University and a MA degree in political communication from Tel Aviv University.

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