Nevet Basker

Broader View: Israel Resource Center

Nevet Basker is an independent educatorpublic speakerwriter, and policy adviser specializing in modern-day Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Based in Seattle, Washington, Nevet speaks regularly to youth and adults, Jewish and non-Jewish, and leads discussion groups about current events in Israel and the Middle East. Her approach is pluralistic and inclusive, nuanced and open to a range of viewpoints, welcoming constructive debate as an essential component of love and support for Israel. She focuses on education and also—and especially—on building community, emphasizing shared values, collective identity, and respectful discourse.

Born and raised in Israel, Nevet served in the Israel Defense Forces, and worked for over a decade at Microsoft in marketing, product management, and business development roles. Since 2005, Nevet has been focused on education, policy, and community work related to Israel. She is the founder and director of Broader View, an Israel Resource center, and publishes a monthly newsletter featuring top news and analysis about Israel.

Nevet holds a B.Sc. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University, and a BA in political science and communication from the University of Washington. Nevet’s work has been published in The Seattle TimesThe Times of IsraelThe AlgemeinerThe Jewish Press, JT News/Jewish Sound, Jewish in SeattleJ. (the Jewish News of Northern California), and right here on Broader View.

Sample speaking topics:

  • The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: 3 Narratives

  • Israel Current Events 

  • The Real Israel: Places, People, and Politics

  • The Settlements Debate: Whose Land Is It Anyway?

  • BDS, Israel, and Us: The Delegitimization Campaign

  • Palestinian Refugees: From 1948 to the Present

  • The Israel Discussion: Israel and American Jews

  • Engaging with Kids about Israel [parent workshop]

  • Israel in the Classroom [workshop for K-12 educators in Jewish day schools and supplemental schools]

  • Activism 101: Principles of Effective Israel Advocacy

  • Activism 201: Answering the Tough Questions [interactive workshop]

  • Israeli Innovation and Business Culture

Target audience: Jewish community, especially liberal American Jews who love and support Israel but are sometimes ambivalent or critical about its policies (who isn't?); also teens and college-age students, parents, and educators

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Speaking fee varies based on audience, format, and content

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