This book looks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s origins, foundations, and organizational structure.
Isaiah “Si” Kenen, AIPAC’s founder and long-time leader, created what can be described as the organization’s three-dimensional inverted pyramid, giving it far-reaching influence and impact.
Following Kenen’s work through AIPAC’s inception and reaching into the mid-1970s, the book looks at key moments and decisions in the years under Kenen’s leadership. These decisions helped a small lobby with minimal manpower and resources become a well-established network of organizations, individuals, and communities spanning the entire United States and advancing American relations with Israel.
From Israeli and American archival materials and protocols, interviews, news articles, and academic papers, the book analyzes Kenen’s decisions and AIPAC’s structure. Using the lens and language of management and human resources, the author sheds new light on the topic in this adaptation of his Thesis dissertation. The dissertation was awarded top honors on the Dean’s List for 2020.
Kobby Barda was born and raised in Holon, Israel and is an expert on US-Israel relations and a contributor for Israeli channel 20.
Mr. Barda is the head of the “Gal Program” for Political Leadership at The Academic Center for Law and Science, Hod Hasharon, Israel.
Barda holds a M.A. degree from Haifa University where his dissertation focused on AIPAC, and currently is P.HD Candide at Haifa University.
In order to understand the phenomenon of President Trump, Barda uses his experience spanning over 20 years as a media consultant and communications expert where he has served as a political campaign manager and advisor to Israeli government ministers, Israeli Parliament members and Mayors.
Barda was the man who alerted the world to the highly offensive cartoon of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in The New York Times.
Kobby is married to Michal and the father of Ronny, Jonathan & Gili