Nevet Basker is an independent educator, public speaker, writer, and policy adviser specializing in modern-day Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Based in Seattle, Washington, Nevet speaks regularly to youth and adults, Jewish and non-Jewish, and leads discussion groups about current events in Israel and the Middle East. Her approach is pluralistic and inclusive, nuanced and open to a range of viewpoints, welcoming constructive debate as an essential component of love and support for Israel. She focuses on education and also—and especially—on building community, emphasizing shared values, collective identity, and respectful discourse.
Born and raised in Israel, Nevet served in the Israel Defense Forces, and worked for over a decade at Microsoft in marketing, product management, and business development roles. Since 2005, Nevet has been focused on education, policy, and community work related to Israel. She is the founder and director of Broader View, an Israel Resource center, and publishes a monthly newsletter featuring top news and analysis about Israel.
Nevet holds a B.Sc. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University, and a BA in political science and communication from the University of Washington. Nevet’s work has been published in The Seattle Times, The Times of Israel, The Algemeiner, the JT News/Jewish Sound, Jewish in Seattle, and right here on Broader View.