Noam Bedein directs the Sderot Media Center, founded three years ago. Noam, a native of Tzfat, grew up in Efrat, Israel. Mr. Bedein served for three years as an IDF sergeant for an artillery scout unit along the Lebanese border. After the army, Noam served as an emissary for The Jewish Agency in Boston, and then traveled to the Far East for a year.
Upon his return to Israel, Mr. Bedein relocated to Sderot and pioneered the “Sderot Media Center for the Western Negev Ltd”, which has spawned the Sderot Media Center. In this position, Noam provides briefings in Sderot and the Western Negev for foreign diplomats, government officials, student groups, and other visiting organizations from all over the world. Mr. Bedein has helped produce a segment for EuroNews, a major European broadcasting outlet with over 200 million viewers, and was twice featured in a weekend edition articles in The Sunday Times Magazine of London. In early January 2008, Mr. Bedein assisted the bureau chief of the New York Times, Steve Erlanger, who wrote a front page feature for the New York Times about the situation in Sderot.
Mr. Bedein has appeared on numerous US and Israeli radio and television stations, and has been published in the Jerusalem Post, IsraelInsider Magazine, NFC and Israel National News. He has lectured about Sderot on countless college campuses and communities across the US, England, Canada and Norway. Recently, Mr. Bedein briefed congressmen and their staffers at Capitol Hill on the rocket situation in southern Israel, in a meeting organized by EMET.