Jonathan Kessler

Leadership Development Director, AIPAC

Jonathan Kessler has devoted his entire professional life to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship. He currently serves as AIPAC’s leadership development director, responsible for the strategic development and oversight of AIPAC’s highly acclaimed campus efforts and their positioning within the larger pro-Israel political movement. In addition, Jonathan has served as a member of AIPAC's senior staff since 2002.

Previously at AIPAC from 1980 –1987, Jonathan returned to AIPAC after a 15 year hiatus. While away from AIPAC, Jonathan served as executive editor of Middle East Insight magazine, and president of Kessler Associates, Inc., a Washington-based political consulting firm specializing in Middle East public diplomacy. Jonathan has appeared as a Middle East analyst for Fox T.V. News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, CNN, and Voice of America, and has spoken before audiences throughout the United States, Canada, England and Australia.

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