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Salary Survey 2017: Josh Block Of The Israel Project

The Israel Project

Location: Washington, DC
Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Josh Block

CEO & President

Founded in 2003, during the second intifada, The Israel Project seeks to improve Israel’s image by educating policymakers, the press and the public. TIP provides briefings and reports on Israel and its security situation and offers diplomats and journalists intelligence tours of Israel. In an effort to change the conversation about Israel in the Arab world, TIP runs Al-Masdar, an Arabic-language news site covering Israel and the Jewish world. TIP also operates The Tower, an English-language website and magazine about Israel and the Middle East.

Organization Website | Guidestar Page

Josh Block was appointed CEO and executive director of The Israel Project in 2012. A veteran of Washington politics and the Democratic Party, Block worked for Senators Edward Kennedy and Chuck Schumer, among others. He served as a spokesman for the Clinton-Gore and Gore-Lieberman presidential campaigns and the State Department’s U.S. Agency for International Development during the Clinton administration. He spent almost a decade on the senior staff of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, served as a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute and founded communications and strategic consulting firms.


Institution Revenue: $8,713,648
Institution Total Expenses: $9,185,761
Employees: 46
Salary: $460,160


Institution Revenue: $6,609,073
Institution Total Expenses: $7,552,519
Employees: 42
Salary: $401,750
Overpaid by: 33%

For information on previous years, see here.

For information on other Jewish nonprofits, see here.

For information on other Jewish advocacy and public service leaders, see here.

1 Interim head of organization
2 Data from 2012
3 Data from 2011
4 Data from 2010
5 Data from 2009
6 Data from 2008
7 Data from 2007
8 Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
9 Predecessor’s salary
10 Partial year
11 Not a 501(c)3
12 Annualized
13 Position currently vacant
14 As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
15 Base salary
16 Data from president-elect period
17 2010 Employees
18 Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
19 Highest paid professional, not CEO
20 Paid from two related organizations
21 Data from 2013
22 Data from 2014
23 Data from 2015
24 Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000
25 Data from 2017

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