Mitchell G. Bard currently is the executive director at the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) and manages the Jewish Virtual Library, the world's best online encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture.He previously edited a weekly newsletter on US Middle East policy and served as a polling analyst in a presidential campaign. The Algemeiner newspaper named him one of the "top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life." He has appeared on local, national, and international media outlets, and his work has been published in academic journals, magazines, and major newspapers. He has written and edited twenty-four books covering Jewish and Israeli history, the Holocaust, US Middle East policy and a fictional account of early life in Israel (After Anatevka: Tevya in Palestine). Bard received a PhD in political science from UCLA, a master's degree in public policy from Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara.