Michael Dickson is Executive Director of StandWithUs in Israel, an international educational non-profit dedicated to supporting Israel and fighting antisemitism around the world. He leads a dynamic team in Jerusalem, responsible for educational programs, incoming tourism, social media, efforts to combat antisemitism and the hosting of tens of thousands of visitors each year to the StandWithUs Educational Center in Jerusalem.
Michael regularly addresses audiences and broadcasts on issues pertaining to Israel and public diplomacy. He is an accomplished writer, with many published articles and TV appearances. Michael has addressed audiences in global forums, including at the UN, in the Knesset, and in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. He was instrumental in setting up “social media situation rooms” as far back as in 2009 during Operation Cast Lead. Michael has amassed a large following on social media and his personal output reaches a mass audience each month.
Michael is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Communication of Bar Ilan University, is an Honorary member of Alpha Epsilon Pi, and in 2015 was appointed to the Spectrum Forum of leading Executive Directors in Israel under the age of 40. In 2016, he was listed as the 14th most influential Jew on Twitter and also named in Channel 13 TV's “30 Israelis Making a Difference” at a special event at the President’s Residence. Michael was listed in the Top 30 of "The Aliyah 100 List" of British immigrants to Israel as one of the "flag bearers who shape the State of Israel and made a significant contribution".
In 2019, he was awarded the Bonei Zion (“Builder of Zion”) Prize, recognizing the achievements of outstanding Anglo immigrants and their contribution to the State of Israel, at a ceremony in the Tower of David, Jerusalem. In 2020, he was listed on the Global Jewish 100 - “a celebration of people across the world who are moving Jewish culture forward, selected according to their accomplishments, influence, and impact”. In 2020, he was named among "The Top 40 Global Advocates for Israel Online" by JNS (Jewish News Syndicate).
He is the author of the bestseller "ISRESILIENCE: What Israelis Can Teach the World", published in 2020, written together with Dr. Naomi Baum.
Michael made Aliyah from the UK in 2006, and lives in Israel with his wife and five children.