Peter Lerner

Spokesperson and Social Media Manager in Israel

Peter Lerner

Spokesperson and Social Media Manager in Israel

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Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner is the Israel Defense Forces Spokesman for the foreign media. He is the commander of over 50 officers and soldiers that communicate to the world about the IDF, across traditional and social media.

His job is especially highlighted in crisis situations that are frequent, fast paced and media attention grabbers.

In the summer of 2014 Newsweek suggested that Peter has the “worst media job in the world” but is “a breath of fresh air, bringing new clarity and professionalism” to military relations with the media. The British Sunday Express called Peter “Israel’s other Iron Dome” due to his deflecting attacks on Israel during the fierce media saturated Gaza conflict.

In March 2016, the JTA ranked Peter 5th in its most influential people on ‘Jewish Twitter’ list.

Peter is 43, lives in Ramat Gan, a suburb of Tel Aviv. His better half is Liat. They have one daughter.

  • Work
    • Israel Defense Forces
  • Education
    • Bar-Ilan University