David Brog

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David Brog
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Born
Alma mater Princeton University
Harvard Law School
Occupation Attorney
activist
Employer Maccabee Task Force
Title Executive Director

David Brog is the former Executive Director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), an American pro-Israel Christian organization. He is the author of In Defense of Faith: The Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity and Standing With Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State. On March 20, 2017 he released his latest book, Reclaiming Israel’s History: Roots, Rights, and the Struggle for Peace.

Education and career

Brog graduated from Princeton University with his bachelor's degree. He then went on to Harvard Law School where he graduated with his JD in 1991.[1] After graduating from Harvard Law School, Brog served as an executive at America Online and practiced corporate law both in Israel and the United States. Afterwards he worked in the United States Senate for seven years, where he eventually became the chief of staff to Senator Arlen Specter and staff director of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He became the Executive Director of Christians United For Israel (CUFI), an American pro-Israel Christian organization in 2006.

In July 2015, Brog was tapped to head a new group called the Maccabee Task Force, an entity formed by American philanthropists Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban to combat Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activities on the college campus level. Brog's exploits as head of the Maccabee Task Force were featured in a documentary entitled The Israel Lobby in the U.S.[2][3][4][5]

Personal life

He is a cousin of former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak, whose original surname was also "Brog" until he Hebraized it to Barak in 1972.[6]

Books

  • Reclaiming Israel’s History: Roots, Rights, and the Struggle for Peace (2017)
  • In Defense of Faith: The Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity (2010)
  • Standing With Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State (2006)

See also

References

  1. ^ Rosner, Shmuel (2006-05-07). "David Brog on why Christians support the Jewish state". Haaretz. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  2. ^ JTA (10 Jul 2015). "CUFI's David Brog to lead new anti-BDS campus group". Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
  3. ^ Berkowitz, Bill (22 Jul 2015). "BDS Opponents Launch "Campus Maccabees" to Fight Divestment Efforts". Truthout.
  4. ^ Guttman, Nathan (8 Jul 2015). "Leader of Christian Zionists Named Head of Campus Anti-BDS Group". Forward.
  5. ^ If Americans Knew (2 Nov 2018). "The Israel Lobby in the U.S." If Americans Knew.
  6. ^ David Brog on Why Christians Support the Jewish State, Haaretz, 7 May 2006.

External links

  • "Brog's Blog" at Christians United For Israel


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