Gil Hoffman comes to KI

Event details

  • Tuesday | May 21, 2024
  • 7:30 pm
  • 8339 Old York Road
  • 2158878700


On Tuesday May 21 at 7:30PM, we will welcome Gil Hoffman of Honest Reporting, a media watchdog committed to making sure Israel receives fair treatment in the press.

Israel’s war in Gaza is being fought on multiple fronts.
Since Hamas’s October 7 massacre, Israel has been fighting on the military, geopolitical and media battlefields.
On May 21, our synagogue will host Gil Hoffman, who has experience fighting on all three.
Hoffman covered politics for The Jerusalem Post newspaper for a quarter century and remains close to Israel’s movers and shakers, while remaining objective on both Israeli and US politics.
He served as a military spokesman, including during Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. He recently returned to Gaza, embedded with the IDF combat unit that controls Khan Yunes.
But it is the media battlefield, where Hoffman is leading the fight for Israel as the executive director of HonestReporting, which fights for Israel in the international mainstream and social media.
Hoffman has led the media watchdog as it has brought about the firing, suspension or reassignment of 10 Hitler and Hamas praising journalists, including 2 from CNN and three from the New York Times.
The Algemeiner website recently named him one of the top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life, alongside presidents Biden and Zelensky and prime ministers Sunak and Netanyahu.
He was raised in Chicago, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University’s School of Journalism and now teaches political strategy at Israel’s College of Management.
He’s lectured in all major English-speaking countries in the world, more than half the Canadian provinces and recently made history in Hawaii by becoming the first Israel speaker to have lectured in all 50 states. He lives with his family in Jerusalem.