Mr. Michael Dickson
Chairman of StandWithUs Israel
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Michael Dickson is Director of the StandWithUs Israel office. Michael leads an international team at StandWithUs's Israel and International office in Jerusalem, pioneering innovative Israel educational initiatives, hosting delegations of politicians, diplomats, academics and other people of influence, overseeing an Israeli Fellowship of the country's future diplomats and leaders and programs for thousands of students in Israel from all over the world. StandWithUs is a respected provider of Israel educational material.
Michael regularly addresses audiences, writes and broadcasts on issues pertaining to Israel and public diplomacy. He has led diplomatic, academic and journalist missions to Israel and has advocated for Israel in different forums, including at the UN “Durban II” conference, in Europe, the US and in the Far East.
Born in London, Michael moved to Israel where he lives with his wife and four children. Michael holds a Bachelors degree from University College London (UCL) and diplomas in Management and Project Management. Michael was very involved in the UK Jewish community and was twice appointed to Bnei Akiva’s executive. Following this, he moved from a sojourn in the advertising industry, including a residency at Saatchi and Saatchi to act as Director of Informal Education at JFS, the largest Jewish school in Europe. In the five years he was there, Michael formed a department that pioneered innovative programming for 2,000 Jewish students on a daily basis, dealing with all aspects of Jewish life and Israel. He worked with senior representatives from the Christian and Muslim communities to formulate effective and original Multi-faith programs that met Government guidelines. He also launched the groundbreaking “Ambassador” program, a reality-TV show format education scheme, teaching students skills in advocating for Israel, which was rolled-out in UK schools nationwide.