Linda Scherzer

Former Mideast Correspondent, CNN and Israel Television

Linda Scherzer covered the first Palestinian uprising or "intifada," the Gulf War and the Mideast peace process, during her years at CNN. She is probably best remembered for her interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu through a gas mask during an Iraqi Scud missile attack.

Linda was the only North American ever to work as an on-air correspondent for “Mabat,” Israel television’s Hebrew news program, where she covered Arab and Palestinian affairs. She traveled twice to Damascus to report on Syrian attitudes towards the peace process. She also produced a one-hour documentary, “Through the Eyes of Enemies: Is the Middle East Ready for Peace,” which explores opinion in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt towards Israel.

Today Linda is the director of a program called Write On For Israel, which teaches leading high school students how to become defenders of Israel when they get to college. She is also a media and public relations consultant and advises the Jewish community on how to engage in constructive dialogue with the press.

Sessions:

The Modern Middle East: Exploring the New Normal of War and Peace

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