Leah Soibel

Leah Soibel launched Source Latina (FL) in December 2012 in response to a growing demand for Latino media greater access to information in Spanish about Israel and the Middle East. Aware of the need to communicate with rigor and independence which means Israel and the Middle East in Spanish, Leah creates FL, the only Israeli organization dedicated proactively Latino media, in Israel and in the world, in its own language and in real time. Hispanic American and Israeli origin, Leah Soibel has spent over a decade working with media speaking, both in Israel and in other countries. During all this time he has specialized in providing millions of Spanish speakers an accurate picture of Israel through events for media, interviews with experts, information and organizing even helicopter tours sessions, all with the aim of improving the external knowledge the reality of the country. Through this experience, Leah Soibel has become the largest specialist Israel in Spanish-language media and disseminate their knowledge to hundreds of journalists and Latino leaders. In addition to his work as head of Fuente America, writes regularly a column in the Journal of the Americas in Miami and is often interviewed by means of television and radio of Spanish language on subjects of highly topical security in the region and Iranian influence in Latin America. Leah founded his project Source America after working for seven years at The Israel Project, the last two as director of Spanish Media Program. Previously, he worked for the intelligence services. Within academia, Leah is attached Education Program in National Security at the American University of Cairo, where he also holds a diploma in Arabic, awarded by the prestigious Institute of Arabic Language in the same institution. It also has a degree in History of the Middle East by Dickinson College, an MA in Security Policy Studies George Washington University, and has completed doctoral courses in political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Leah speaks English, Spanish, Hebrew and Arabic, and read Portuguese and Persian.