About the Author

Patrick Amar

Patrick served as a Pro-Israel student activist with Hillel while studying Political Science at Concordia University, one of the more notorious campuses for its amount of Anti-Israel activism. Because of his experiences on campus and educational trips to Israel (he was on the first Birthright trip) he decided to move to New York City in 2003 to help establish the national office of Hasbara Fellowships, a program of Aish which trains and supports Jewish college students in their fight to support Israel across North America. He has staffed dozens of missions to Israel, including Birthright, Hasbara Fellowships, the Jerusalem Fellowships, the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project and HonestReporting missions. Since making Aliyah in 2006, he studied at Yeshiva Aish Hatorah and completed the 2-year tour guide course. Patrick lives in Jerusalem with his wife Julie and their children. Patrick operates his own tour company in Israel which focuses mainly on family trips to Israel.

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