David Rubin is a former mayor of Shiloh, Israel—in the region of Samaria, known to much of the world as the West Bank. He is the founder and
president of Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund (SICF) — dedicated to healing the trauma of children who have been victims of terrorist attacks, as
well as rebuilding the biblical heartland of Israel. SICF was established after Rubin and his three-year-old son were wounded in a vicious terrorist
attack while driving home from Jerusalem. The toddler was shot in the head, but the bullet fired from an AK-47 assault rifle missed his brain stem by
one millimeter. Rubin vowed to retaliate—not with hatred, nor with anger, but with compassion—in order to affect positive change for Israel and its
children. He established a network of therapeutic, educational, and recreational programs that have profoundly impacted thousands of young lives,
while simultaneously changing the political landscape, as Israel’s historic places are being rebuilt.
He is also the author of several
books including “God, Israel, and Shiloh: Returning to the Land”, “Peace For Peace: Israel In The New Middle East” and “
The Islamic Tsunami”.