Benjamin Anthony is the founder of Our Soldiers Speak (www.oursoldiersspeak.org). This non-for-profit NGO provides briefings and analysis on the realities and challenges faced by the Israel Defense Forces in asymmetrical combat situations.
Benjamin is the lead lecturer for the organization which has reached diverse audiences at more than 380 campuses across several continents as well as leading think tanks in various countries.
He has lectured before students at every Ivy League college and has been keynote speaker for Israel Bonds, CAMERA, CUFI, and numerous Jewish Federations. Benjamin has also spoken at some of the most prestigious Synagogues around the world.
In 2013 he spoke at the plenary session of the AIPAC Convention in Washington DC.
Benjamin also speaks annually on Capitol Hill, and arranges briefings by senior IDF officers for members of the US Congress and their staffers.
A Sergeant in the I.D.F. reserves, Benjamin is a veteran of service in:
- The Second Lebanon War, 2006
- Operation Pillar of Defense, 2012
- Operation Protective Edge, 2014
He has served in Judea and Samaria / The West Bank and along Israel’s northern border.
Benjamin continues to serve on an annual basis as a combat reservist in the IDF.
He is a graduate of the University of Manchester, UK.