November 15, 2018

David Suissa

David Suissa is President of Tribe Media/Jewish Journal, where he has been writing a weekly column on the Jewish world since 2006. In 2015, he was awarded first prize for "Editorial Excellence" by the American Jewish Press Association. Prior to Tribe Media, David was founder and CEO of Suissa Miller Advertising, a marketing firm named “Agency of the Year” by USA Today. He sold his company in 2006 to devote himself full time to his first passion: Israel and the Jewish world. David was born in Casablanca, Morocco, grew up in Montreal, and now lives in Los Angeles with his five children.
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This is my 18th issue of the Jewish Journal as editor-in-chief, and, I have to say, these past few months have been exhilarating.
The more I learn about trees, the more I am blown away. These specimens of nature are the gift that keep on giving.
When Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas described Israel as a “colonialist project that is not connected to Judaism” —
Why would my mother serve an Arab kid before serving her own hungry children? I was about 6 years old, and my family was on one of those...
For the crime of shaking hands with her lawyer, cartoonist Atena Farghadani was forced to undergo a “virginity and pregnancy test” prior to her...
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