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Alex Benjamin

Director of EIPA, a multi-disciplined pro-Israel advocacy Group based in Brussels, with offices in Paris and Berlin

Alex Benjamin has been Director of <a href="http://eipa.eu.com/publicaffairs/" rel="nofollow"> EIPA</a> in Brussels since March 2015. EIPA stands for Europe Israel Public Affairs and Europe Israel Press Association, the only 100% pro-Israel advocacy group based at the heart of the EU, with offices in Paris, Berlin and Rome. <br> The Public Affairs department is focused on the EU institutions: ensuring that the pro-Israel position is articulated without taint of partisanship and with a specifically tailored message depending on audience. <br> The Press Association deals with providing the media with timely, accurate pro-Israel messaging on a proactive and reactive basis. <br> Alex ensures that both departments work seamlessly together, albeit to different audiences to achieve tow simple goals: 1. Connecting Europe and Israel. 2. Influencing and changing negative political and media narratives of Israel <br> Prior to this Position Alex was Director of Political Affairs at European Friends of Israel. <br> Alex also has over 10 years experience of working in the European parliament as a political adviser and communications director. <br> He also worked for the former Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, David Trimble following the signing of the Good Friday agreement. <br> His first job was in an advertising agency.