Director for Israel
Asher Fredman is the Director for Israel at the Abraham Accords Peace Institute. Before joining the Abraham Accords Peace Institute as Director for Israel, Asher founded the Israeli-Emirati Forum, the largest active Abraham Accords people-to-people platform, and was a Founding Member of the UAE-Israel Business Council. Since 2019, he has served as a consultant and writer to senior Israeli public figures, CEOs and civil society leaders, and as a Fellow at the Kohelet Policy Forum. From 2010-2019, he served in various roles in Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry, Public Security Ministry, and Prime Minister’s Office National Communications Directorate, including as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Strategic Affairs. In these roles, he focused on developing international partnerships and cooperation, as well as on strategic communications initiatives. Originally from New York, Asher holds a BA and MA from Harvard University in Government and Middle Eastern Studies. He lives in Israel with his wife and four children.