Diane Israel is a long-time Chicago-based businessperson, commercial and residential real estate developer, culinary enthusiast, writer and essayist on matters of Isreali tech innovation, philosophy and politics. Among other topics, she is passionate about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential impact, especially with respect to societal, cultural and economic metrics.
On the lighter side, her Chicago Recipes site is dedicated to sharing a variety of healthy (and not so healthy) recipes she has created or collected over the past forty years.
Diane’s interests in tech innovation, in particular, Israeli tech innovation, is aptly represented in Israel on Israel.
Long-time member and supporter of AIPAC
Ms. Israel is also a longtime member of AIPAC, the American Isreal Political Affairs Committee. AIPAC’s mission is to strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel.
AIPAC’s staff and citizen activists educate decision makers about the bonds that unite the United States and Israel and how it is in America’s best interest to help ensure that the Jewish state is safe, strong and secure.
Cooperation between the two countries is advantageous for both nations. As America’s bipartisan pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC urges all members of Congress to support Israel through foreign aid, government partnerships, joint anti-terrorism efforts and the promotion of a negotiated two-state solution — a Jewish state of Israel and a demilitarized Palestinian state.
Some of Diane’s favorite recipes include:
- Chicago-Jewish Style Brisket
- These three low-fat Chicken recipes which she discovered some forty years ago while pregnant with her son. Note: these were pre-Internet days so the source of these recipes is currently unknown.
- And who doesn’t love ice cream? Parve (Parave) Kosher Ice Cream
When not in Chicago, Dian’s interests, both professional and personal, take her to cultural, technological, and political hotspots around the world with the main purpose of bringing awareness of her culinary and intellectual pursuits to her hometown of Chicago.