Daniel Lubetzky

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Daniel Lubetzky (born 1968) is the founder of PeaceWorks Inc., the PeaceWorks Foundation’s OneVoice Movement, and KIND Healthy Snacks. Lubetzky is a social entrepreneur known for incorporating new models and platforms that integrate social objectives with sustainable market-driven forces.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Lubetzky was born in 1968 in Mexico City and raised there until his family moved to the United States when he was a teenager. One of his parents was a holocaust survivor and the other a Mexican Jew.[2] Lubetzky is a 1990 graduate of Trinity University and earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1993.

Work History[edit]

While deciding whether to go into consulting or legal practice, Lubetzky was awarded the Haas Koshland Fellowship to write about legislative means to foster joint ventures between Arabs and Israelis. He accepted, and traveled to the Middle East where he conducted his research and subsequently developed the idea and foundation for PeaceWorks Inc.[3]

PeaceWorks is a “not-ONLY-for-profit” business corporation pursuing both peace and profit. Its flagship brand – Meditalia –is made through cooperative ventures among neighbors striving to co-exist in the Middle East.[4]

In 2002, Lubetzky founded PeaceWorks Foundation’s OneVoice Movement as a means to amplify the voice of ordinary citizens in the Middle East., With offices in Ramallah, Tel Aviv, Gaza City, London and New York, the OneVoice Movement now has over 650,000 Palestinian, Israeli and international signatories as well as a board of more than 60 dignitaries, religious authorities, business leaders, scholars and celebrities across an unprecedented spectrum of politics, ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs.[5]

During 2015 Knesset election campaign, Lubetzky and OneVoice came under severe criticism from the Right in Israel and US for promoting "the regime change for peace" - the removal of Benjamin Netanyahu as a Prime Minister.

In 2003, Lubetzky found himself in search of a snack that was both healthy and delicious, and eventually conceived KIND Healthy Snacks as a brand of snacks that are “KIND to your body, your taste buds, and the world.”[6][7] KIND Healthy Snacks was launched in 2003 as a subsidiary of PeaceWorks, LLC, and later became its own entity, KIND, LLC, in 2009.


Over the course of his many years in business, Lubetzky has been recognized/distinguished by a number of organizations, including the following:


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