US President Donald Trump has appointed Jewess “security expert” Samantha Ravich —who is “well known in the pro-Israel national security community” as the deputy chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB) which provides the “President expert advice on the conduct of US intelligence,” the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) has reported.
According to the JTA report, “Ravich is well known in the pro-Israel national security community. She was named to the board, which helps shape intelligence policy, on Tuesday.”
The JTA went on to report that Ravich, a former deputy national security adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, “is a senior adviser to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, an influential hawkish pro-Israel think tank.”
She is also a senior adviser to the Chertoff Group, founded by Michael Chertoff, the Jew Homeland Security secretary in the George W. Bush administration.
According to her biography on the Washington Institute website, Ravich “served in the White House for more than five years as the vice president’s representative on Asian and Middle East affairs as well as on counterterrorism and counterproliferation. Ravich served as the Republican cochair of the National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community.”
She is also a “member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as an advisor to the US Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense.”
The JTA report also said that she “has also worked with the pro-Israel community helping to raise money for Israel Bonds.”
The JTA report added that this week one Jeffrey Gunter, a dermatologist from Los Angeles, was nominated as the US ambassador to Iceland. Gunter, a board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition, must be confirmed by the Senate. Ravich does not require confirmation.