David Wilder was born in New Jersey in the USA in 1954, and graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BA in History and teacher certification in 1976. He spent 1974-75 in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University and returned to Israel upon graduation.
For over eighteen years David Wilder has worked with the Jewish Community of Hebron. He is the English spokesman for the community, granting newspaper, television and radio interviews internationally. He initiated the Hebron internet project, including email lists of over 15,000 subscribers who receive regular news and commentaries from Hebron in English and Hebrew. David is responsible and continues to update the Hebron web sites, portraying various facets of Hebron, utilizing text, audio, video and pictures. He conducts tours of Hebron's Jewish Community and occasionally travels abroad, speaking at Hebron functions.
David Wilder is married to Ora, a 'Sabra,' for 35 years. They lived in Kiryat Arba for 17 years and have resided at Beit Hadassah in Hebron for the past 15 years. They have seven children and many grandchildren.
Yehuda Shaul, head of Breaking the Silence, which is funded by, among others, the EU, in order to reveal 'war crimes' committed by the IDF and Israeli civilians in Hebron, in an attempt to have the community deleted from the map, today visited Hebron with 4 Knesset Members - 3 Arabs, including Muhammad Baraka, and on Jew, Dov Khenin, a Jewish member of the Arab Hadash party. Walking from Ma'arat HaMachpela to Tel Rumeida, they were escorted by members of Hebron's Jewish community, who welcomed them as would be fitting for such visitors. The police were also on-hand in order to ensure that the Hebron's Jewish community behaved in greeting their guests as in the footsteps of Avraham Avinu. The film below is presented for your enjoyment. The photos can be seen at a larger size at the Hebron web site: http://goo.gl/xXlY