Amotz Asa-El, The Jerusalem Post's most veteran columnist, has served until recently as the Post's executive editor, and before that as its business editor, news editor, and editor of its overseas edition - the International Jerusalem Post. A former foreign correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle and foreign editor of the Hebrew financial daily Telegraph, Amotz is a frequent Middle East analyst for the BBC, SKY, NPR, CBC and other broadcast networks and a frequent speaker for AIPAC, the American Jewish Committee, the Canada Israel Committee, JNF, the Australia-Israel Jewish Affairs Committee, and others. His column, "Middle Israel," now in its 11th year, discusses Israeli, Jewish, and international issues from the viewpoint of a native Israeli who has traveled the world extensively. Asa-El has been quoted among others by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, and Le Figaro. Author of The Diaspora and the Lost Tribes of Israel, an Amazon bestseller in Jewish history, Asa-El's writing on Diaspora affairs has been awarded twice (1998 and 2004) by Bnai Brith. A former Israeli delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Asa-El holds advanced degrees in journalism and history from Columbia University in New York and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. A co-founder and editorial-board member of the Hebrew opinion journal Eretz Aheret, Asa-El is also a member of the Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora's board, alongside Sir Martin Gilbert, Natan Sharansky and others. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and their three children.

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