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Avi Davis is an attorney, journalist, commentator, documentarian and president of the American Freedom Alliance.  He was born in Melbourne, Australia where he graduated from the David Derham School of Law with Honors at Monash University in 1981.  Since his arrival in Los Angeles in 1984, he has served as the Director, Streisand Center for Jewish Cultural Arts and Director, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University. For seven years, in the 1990s, he was the president of his own consulting company, based in Beverly Hills, which raised capital for the Israeli internet industry.

In 2003-04 he studied at Harvard University as a visiting fellow.

As a journalist, Mr. Davis’ commentary on Israel and the Middle East has appeared in opinion pieces, feature articles, letters and book reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Jerusalem Post, Washington Times, Melbourne Age, The Daily Telegraph, The Australian, Los Angeles Jewish Journal, Jewish Spectator, New York Jewish Week, among many other papers and magazines. He has been a senior editorial columnist for Jewsweek.com, a contributing editor of Rapport Magazine and the former literary editor of the Jewish Spectator. His radio commentary is heard regularly throughout North America and he has been a television commentator on the Middle East for CNN, Fox News and Adelphia Cable.He currently hosts his own weekly radio program Western Word Radio every Wednesday at 11: 00 am (PST).

Mr. Davis has been awarded professional designation certificates in the fields of journalism, public relations and fund raising from UCLA. His latest documentary – Remembering Munich – was released in September, 2008.

He is currently the President and co-founder of the American Freedom Alliance – a Los Angeles based think tank and activist network formed to identify threats to Western civilization and promote freedom of expression, freedom of inquiry and freedom of conscience around the world.  In this capacity he has, over the past three years,  conceptualized and coordinated five major international conferences:  The Collapse of Europe? at Pepperdine University in June 2007;  Identity Crisis: Can European Civilization Survive? at the University of Rome in March 2008; How Free Is the University? at the University of Southern California in June, 2008; Remembering Munich in Los Angeles in September, 2008 and The Darwin Debates in Los Angeles in October, 2009.

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