Jewish Federation of St. Louis is bringing in Neil Lazarus, an internationally acclaimed expert on Middle East politics, to speak at two events on the subject “Is the Media Biased Against Israel?” on Tuesday, November 12.

Lazarus, known for blending humor with serious topics, will analyze the difficulties Israel faces in the international media. Speaking to more than 30,000 people a year, he has been described as “Mr. Israel Advocacy” by the Times of Israel and is fast emerging as one of Israel’s leading keynote speakers, with presentations that are motivating, informative and challenging.

Using recent examples from the major news channels, Lazarus will lead a provocative discussion and analysis of Israel’s changing image in the media. The discussion is recommended for anyone who wants to understand Israel’s media problems and the difficulties facing Israel in the international media.

The first event will be held at 11:30 am on November 12 at the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building to staff in the Jewish community through JProStL. His program will engage staff of all faiths who work in the Jewish community in an analysis of Israel and the media. Staff should RSVP to Marci Mayer Eisen at by November 11.

A second discussion geared toward young adults in their 20s and 30s will take place November 12 at 7:30 pm at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Boulevard. Lazarus’ presentation will be followed by a question and answer session, and Kosher Israeli-style appetizers will be provided. The event, co-sponsored by Federation’s Young Professionals Division, is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP by November 5 to Joel Frankel at Chairs for the event are Adira Weixlmann, Rebecca Gilberg, Bart Berger and Caroline Kallman.