Photographs by David Wilder, Hebron
David Wilder began working with the Jewish Community of Hebron in 1994. He served as the English spokesman for the community for 21 years, granting newspaper, television and radio interviews internationally. He has written hundreds of columns, posted on internet and appearing on websites and in newspapers around the world. He published a booklet of questions and answers about Hebron, titled, “Breaking the Lies.” Additionally he has acted in the capacity of community photographer for over 17 years. He has published several ebooks of his photographs and articles, available on Amazon. His blogs on the Jerusalem Post and at IsraelNational News have been read by over a half a million people.
Presently executive director of Eretz.Org, David represents and assists several organizations, including the Neve Avraham ChildrenTreatment Center in Kiryat Arba-Hebron. He continues to conduct tours of Hebron's Jewish Community and speaks to numerous groups in Hebron. He occasionally travels abroad, speaking at various functions, explaining the true realities of today's Israeli-Arab He is also a popular lecturer in Hebron, dealing with diverse groups, including interfaith delegations, from around the world.
David Wilder has been in Israel for 40 years. He is married to Ora, a ‘Sabra,’ for 36 years. They lived in Kiryat Arba for 17 years and have resided at Beit Hadassah in Hebron for seventeen years. They have seven children, five of whom are married and have many grandchildren.