Brigitte Gabriel is the quintessential example of a 21st century American Dream story. She is the epitome of how out of one’s adversity comes strength. She captivates audiences with her most inspiring and courageous life story about human triumph despite all odds. She is the definition of “tenacity in the face of adversity.”
With a passion and vigor hailing directly from her profound experience during the opening salvos of war in Lebanon, she offers a poignant account of a remarkable upbringing. At 10 years of age she survived a barrage of rockets exploding in her home leaving her wounded and buried under the rubble. Gabriel and her family spent the next seven years in an 8 x 10 underground bomb shelter fighting to survive.
She crawled under the bombs digging for vegetation to eat and crawling under sniper’s bullets to a nearby spring for water. From the sexual violations to the constant barrage of exploding artillery, she perseveres to be a strong woman in an Arab land. From teaching herself English watching subtitles on a TV screen to learning how to type, she prepared herself to one day live the American Dream.
Ms. Gabriel moved to Israel in 1984 and became news anchor for “World News,” an evening Arabic news broadcast for Middle East Television seen throughout Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon. Her work is of international scope having brought her in contact with world figures such as Margaret Thatcher, George H. Bush, Queen Nour El. Hussein, Itzhak Rabine, and Shimon Perez.
Fiercely articulate and passionately committed, Gabriel has a message of hope and determination that will inspire, strengthen and motivate even the most dissolute. She will make you laugh, cry, and swell with pride for being an American.
From the war-torn bomb shelter of Lebanon to the boardroom of America, Gabriel is a startling illustration of the American Dream. An inspiration for women throughout the world, she has balanced the demands of a successful career with the equally challenging duties of motherhood. Her passionate lectures emit a positive and empowering message to act on one’s beliefs and follow your dreams.
Brigitte Gabriel is named one of the top 50 most prominent Speakers in America. She is a New York Times best selling author, and Chairman of the largest national security grassroots organization in the U.S. with over one million members. She has keynoted galas from Switzerland to Australia, London to New York and addressed world leaders, Prime Ministers, and organizations such as The United Nations, The United States Congress, The British Parliament, The FBI, and many others.
Brigitte Gabriel’s media appearances have spanned media outlets across the globe such as Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, Sky News, NHK World, Australian TV, BBC, Der Spiegel, Canada TV and various radio stations daily across America.
Ms. Gabriel was knighted in Europe in 2016 and became “Dame Brigitte Gabriel”. She speaks Arabic, French, English, and Hebrew.