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Avi Mayer is the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post, the most-read English-language newspaper in Israel and the leading news outlet in the Jewish world.
With a following on X (formerly Twitter) of over 245,000 and a monthly audience in the tens of millions, Avi is considered one of the most prominent millennial voices in Israel and the Jewish world. In 2013, he was named one of the “Jewish 100”—the top one hundred people positively influencing Jewish life—along with then-U.S. President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and other leading figures. In 2016 he was named the third most influential person on ‘Jewish Twitter,' just behind Prime Minister Netanyahu, and in 2017 he was named one of the most influential English-speaking immigrants in Israeli politics by The Jerusalem Post.
He previously held leadership roles in some of the world's leading Jewish organizations, including serving as Managing Director of Global Communications and Public Affairs at the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and as the international spokesperson of The Jewish Agency for Israel, the largest Jewish organization in the world, and of its then-Chairman, Natan Sharansky.
Avi has met with the President of the United States at the White House and he conducted the first newspaper interview with the Prime Minister of Israel after his election. He has addressed lawmakers in both the U.S. Congress and the Knesset, Israel's parliament, on numerous occasions. He is regularly invited to discuss developments in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world on international news networks and he and his work have been featured in some of the world's leading publications.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Maryland, he has worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs; the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C.; Hillel International; and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He has served on the international boards of KAHAL, an organization for Jewish students studying abroad around the world, and ACCESS, AJC's young leadership program. Avi currently serves on the Advisory Board of Global Jewry and is a member of the ROI Community. He is a former participant in the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies' Jewish communal leadership program.
Born in New York and raised in Jerusalem and Maryland, Avi served in the Israel Defense Forces as a spokesperson to the international media.
He lives in Jerusalem.