Maj. Chodoff to Speak at AIPAC Event

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the Jewish Community of Louisville’s Jewish Community Relations Council invite the community to attend a special briefing, “On the Frontlines: Stories from an Israeli Soldier,” with Israeli Defense Forces Military Analyst Major Elliot Chodoff on Wednesday, February 9, at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center.


Major Chodoff is a political and military analyst specializing in the Middle East conflict and the global war on terrorists.

He has presented and published papers on the subjects of Deterrence and U.S. Military Manpower Policy, Cultural Relativism and Nuclear Deterrence Policy in the Middle East, Israel’s Changing Defense Posture Following the 1982 Invasion of Lebanon, and Terrorists’ Use of Modern Information Technology.
Chodoff’s paper on Combat Motivation and Effectiveness in Infantry Units has been on the recommended reading list at the U.S. Army War College. He is also the founding and senior editor of MidEast: On Target, an e-journal and newsletter.

A major in the IDF reserves, Chodoff is a graduate of the Home Front Command Senior Commanders Course. He currently serves as the deputy chief of staff for population for the Northern Region of Israel in Home Front Command. In that capacity, he served on active duty in the North for five weeks during the Lebanon War of 2006.

He also served in Gush Katif during the Gaza Disengagement in the summer of 2005, and in 2004, he was a member of the rescue team in the aftermath of the bombing of the Taba Hilton. In addition, he is an expert in infantry weapons and tactics and teaches courses in field craft and small unit tactics to infantry and paratroop officers. He was selected for the IDF Home Front Command Outstanding Officer Award in 2006.

Reservations are requested by Friday, February 4. Click here to RSVP today! For additional information, contact Kate Sommers, AIPAC’s Southern States Area Director at (770) 541-7610 or, or the JCL’s JCRC Director Matt Goldberg, 618-5321 or

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