Israel Rising is an action oriented Land of Israel media platform that works on the ground to support the Jewish people's complete sovereignty over the entire Land of Israel. The Israel Rising team is made up of like minded activists that are involved with strengthening Jewish control over Biblically connected locations as well as direct Land Reclamation in Jerusalem. To further these operations, Israel Rising has also partnered with other organizations that are focused on indigenous rights in their respective countries and regions. With projects in Jerusalem's Old City, Judea and Samaria, and abroad, Israel Rising is a leading activist focused content platform and frontline cooperative.


David Mark
Founder & CEO

David is the founder and CEO of Israel Rising. He is known as a subject matter specialist on Israel, the broader Middle East as well as the growing proto-Jewish communites in sub-Saharan Africa. He has developed a strong network in Israel that includes government representatives, local activists, and indigenous rights leaders in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. He is a trained rabbi, with a focus on mystical Jewish thought and how it is connected to both personal and national redemption.


Harry Rozenberg

Rabbi Harry Rozenberg is a social entrepreneur who heads, a global platform to connect the Israelite tribes scattered across the world. Harry is considered one of the leading voices backing the reconstitution of a global Israelite family. He also teaches a course on the Lost Tribes ( All proceeds from the course go to financing Harry's work on the Lost Tribes.

Nadav Sofy

The writer earns his living as a software developer, and spends his free time trying hard to bring the people of Israel closer to God and to each other. He has huge love and respect for the Pashtun nation and he is 100% sure that Pashtuns are his brothers, Bene Israel, the children of prophets Avraham, Yishak and Yaakov. The writer can be reached at

Remy Ilona

Remy Ilona is of Ibo or Igbo extraction. The Ibo are among the three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria.He is a lawyer by training, and is also experienced as a historian of the Ibo. He is also an author who has published 6 books about the Ibos and their connections with the Jews and the Land of Israel.He is among the leaders shepherding the Ibos re-emerging Judaism. Presently he is in Miami where he is studying with the famous Professor Tudor Parfitt, and also working as a graduate assistant at the Florida International University, Miami. Remy's groundbreaking books on the Igbo and Israel can be purchased here:

Aurang Zeb Khan Zalmay

Aurang is from Bannu. He is the Editor and founder of The Pashtun Times, an online news network focusing on the issues of Pashtun society, politics and culture.

Ben Packer

Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Ben Packer moved to Israel in 1999, where he served in the IDF's Givati Brigade in the Gaza Strip. Ben served as a Rabbi on campus at Univ. of North Carolina and at Duke Univ. Ben now serves as Director of the Jerusalem Heritage House ( and Co-Director of Young Jewish Conservatives ( He lives in the Old City of Jerusalem with his wife and 6 children.

Yehuda HaKohen

Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen is an alternative peace activist and teacher at several Jerusalem institutions. Born and raised in New York City, he made Aliyah in 2001 to enlist in the IDF at the height of the Second Intifada. He has since assumed leadership positions on three national election campaigns and works to decolonize Jewish identity and foster support for Jewish national rights on several North American college campuses. As a leader in the Alternative Action movement, Rabbi HaKohen organizes grassroots dialogue sessions for Palestinian and Israeli activists seeking to transcend competing one-sided narratives in favor of a more scientific analysis of the factors forcing both peoples into conflict.

Osita Ebiem

Osita Ebiem is a pro-Israel, Biafran writer and activist.