Jeremy Saltan is a Knesset Insider, campaigner and leading political analyst. Jeremy is a regular contributor on radio and television, a local municipality politician and is one of Israel’s top poll analysts.
Today, Jeremy is primarily known for his website KnessetJeremy.Com and as a political operative for the Bayit Yehudi Party.
Jeremy is a former political assistant who has worked on the Knesset, Government, Faction and Party levels. He has run political campaigns in English and Hebrew for municipality, party institution, primary and general elections.
Jeremy’s in-depth opinion pieces have been published, quoted, or credited in numerous publications, including the Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, Israel National News, Jewish Press, IBA News, Voice of America, ABC, Daily Beast, France 24, Washington Post, BBC, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, CCTV, Daystar, Five Thirty Eight and Foreign Policy.
Jeremy’s currently serves on the national level as Bayit Yehudi Anglo Forum Chairman, Naftali Bennett and Bayit Yehudi Party English-language Social Media Manager, and a Bayit Yehudi Central Committee Member representing the Mevasseret Tzion region. Jeremy is a member of most Bayit Yehudi Party Forums including the Chairman Forum, Party Branch Leader Forum and Youth Forum.
Jeremy also serves on the local level as the Bayit Yehudi Mevasseret Tzion Party Branch Director. Jeremy sits as a member of the Defense, Advancing the Status of Women, and Immigration and Absorption Committees on the Mevasseret Tzion City Council.
Jeremy has received international recognition for http://knessetjeremy.com/ – the premier polling site that provides the perspective of a Knesset Insider in English.
KnessetJeremy started tracking all political opinion polls that had a seat-breakdown during the 18th Knesset and was the only site to cover the legislative activity in English. In the 19th Knesset, KnessetJeremy continued to cover all political opinion polls and focused on major pieces of legislation. During the 20th Knesset a political analysis column “Weekend Perspective” was added to the site. Additionally, a Polling Average that tracks the polls during the term was added as well.
Jeremy was a fixture as an expert insider on the international English-language media stage for his KnessetJeremy Weekly Average of Polls and Election Prediction Model ahead of the 19th and 20th Knesset elections. His predictions were published in Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight, Huffington Post, Ha’aretz, Jerusalem Post and elsewhere. Jeremy was among the few analysts on television who correctly predicted Netanyahu’s victory in advance.
Jeremy was the Knesset Insider and political contributor for VoiceofIsrael.Com during the course of its run from 2014-2015. He also previously worked for the Jewish Press.
Jeremy has been affiliated with Naftali Bennett’s Bayit Yehudi Party since 2012. He operates both the grassroots and media sides of the English wing of the party as Bayit Yehudi’s English Forum Chairman and Naftali Bennett’s Social Media Manager. Jeremy is also the director of his local party branch in Mevasseret Tzion and a leading Central Committee Member who serves in other party institutions and committees. Despite his current affiliation, Jeremy has maintained excellent ties with the previous parties and personalities he has worked with and remains a political consultant for other clients outside of the Bayit Yehudi in municipal and party institution elections.
Various National Highlights: Jeremy filled various roles as he worked up the ladder on the National Union campaign cycles of 1999 (under Benny Begin), 2003 (under Avigdor Liberman), 2006 (under Benny Elon) and 2009 as a member of the now defunct Moledet Party. After serving as a district head during the campaign, he served as a political & legislative assistant to National Union leader MK Yaakov Katzeleh Katz during the 18th Knesset term. Jeremy drafted newsworthy legislation in the 18th Knesset including the Outpost, Grunis and “Anti-Rape” Bills. Jeremy served as a consultant to the National Union Faction with an emphasis on legislation and new-media PR. After serving as Manager of English speaking candidate Jeremy Gimpel’s primary campaign, Jeremy served as Campaign Manager for Bayit Yehudi’s highly successful English Language parliament campaign in January 2013.
After a brief hiatus for the fall municipal elections, Jeremy rejoined national politics, and was appointed as Naftali Bennett and Bayit Yehudi’s English Social Media Manager in charge of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and public English inquires. After leading the way for an Anglo division to be mandated as part of the new party constitution he was officially appointed as Bayit Yehudi’s English Forum Chairman in charge of policy and outreach with English speaking voters. Jeremy supported Uri Bank, the “preferred Anglo candidate”, in the 2015 party primaries, and returned to work on the Bayit Yehudi’s English Language parliament campaign for the second straight election.
During the 20th Knesset, Jeremy launched two national campaigns within the Bayit Yehudi party institutions. Jeremy finished second in his race for the Bayit Yehudi Youth Chair and fell 15 votes short for a spot on the Bayit Yehudi Presidential Board.
Various Local Highlights: In 2012 Jeremy was elected as a member on the local party branch of Bayit Yehudi in Mevaseret Tzion as well as a delegate to Bayit Yehudi’s Central Commmitee to represent his district. Following the general elections in January 2013, Jeremy was elected by his peers as Mevaseret Tzion’s Party Branch Director overseeing all local party affairs. He was also elected to the party’s Executive & Finance Committees. Following the convention, Jeremy’s position as a delegate was transferred so that he could become a Central Committee member representing his district.
Jeremy served as a Central Election Committee member as well as Campaign Manager for Mevaseret Tzion Mayoral candidate (Deputy Mayor) Moti Haziza & for his city council list Mevaseret B’Tnufa in the municipal elections of 2013. As senior coalition negotiator Jeremy successfully secured Mevaseret B’Tnufa/Bayit Yehudi’s support for Mayoral candidate Yoram Shimon in the run-off Mevaseret Tzion election and negotiated the details of the coalition agreement following the election.
In December of 2013, Mayor Yoram Shimon appointed Jeremy to serve as Manager of the Tarbut Toranit (Torah Culture) Unit of the Mevaseret Tzion City Council. Jeremy was named the Mevaseret B’Tnufa representative on four city council committees: Defense, Foreign Affairs, Status of Women, and Immigration & Absorption.
Jeremy is a leading local figure on Immigration & Absorption issues, condemning the KKK Purim high school march by the Ethiopian Absorption Center in 2014, and fighting against the closing down of Israel’s largest Absorption Center.
Twitter Handle: TheJeremyMan
Local Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeremy-Saltan-Bayit-Yehudi-Mevaseret-Tzion/723954880982778