Homeland: Understanding, Learning & Celebrating Israel – Episode 1 Richard Pater
In this brand new series, St John’s Wood Synagogue’s Rabbi Yoni Golker explores Israel beyond the media. We want to increase our understanding of Israel, praise its innovation, learn about some regular special people who live there. Today we meet Richard Pater, CEO of BICOM.
Richard has over 15 years experience working alongside government officials, diplomats and journalists. He regularly briefs British audiences on Israeli politics and security issues. He has appeared on the BBC and has written in a range of publications. He is also responsible for the delegations BICOM brings to Israel. Richard joined BICOM from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, where he spearheaded the engagement with the foreign press. Following the Second Lebanon War, he received the Prime Minister’s prize for excellence. Richard served in the IDF armoured brigade, where he twice received commendations, and continues to serve in the reserves. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Politics from Manchester University.
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