Shahar Azani is the consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York. He has since been responsible for maintaining direct contact with American media in the tri-state area since 2011.
Prior to joining the Consulate in New York, Shahar served as deputy spokesperson at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Israel’s consul for culture, media and public affairs in Los Angeles; and deputy ambassador at the Embassy of the State of Israel in Nairobi, Kenya. Shahar began working in the Foreign Ministry in 1998, where he served as assistant spokesperson at the Embassy of Israel in London and then spent a year at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ legal division’s department for international agreements and treaties.
Before joining the school of diplomacy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shahar practiced Law at Haim Zadok and Company, based in Tel Aviv. Shahar has a law degree (LLB) as well as an MBA.
Giulio Meotti, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book “A New Shoah”, that researched the personal stories of Israel’s terror victims, published by Encounter. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary. He has just prblished a book about the Vatican and Israel titled “J’Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel” published by Mantua Books.