Erez Ben–Ari

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Erez Ben–Ari
Born (1973-09-13) September 13, 1973 (age 45)
Tivon, Tivon, Israel.
NationalityAmerican, Israeli
Years active2010–present
GenresObservational comedy
Subject(s)Everyday life, Immigrant life, religion, family

Erez Ben–Ari (Hebrew: ארז בן-ארי‎, b. 1973 in Tivon, Israel) is an influential journalist, author, technologist, comedian and producer. He also wrote, produced and hosted TV and Radio programs and formed several non-profit organizations and operations.

Ben–Ari started his career as an independent writer in Israel, founding PCPhobia, the very first self-help website in Hebrew. Shortly after, he joined the technology section of Maariv, focusing initially on computer-related subjects, and later on writing in other sections as well. Later on, he wrote for almost all major Israeli newspapers and online portals including Yedioth, Walla!, Calcalist and most recently Mako. Ben-Ari gained national fame for his analysis of the Israeli information technology and Information-Security market which have been published widely in the printed and broadcast media, as well as for his active role as the co-founder and spokesman for the Israeli chapter of Mensa. One of the key factors in his success was experience gained working for some of the leading hi-tech companies in the world, like Intel and Microsoft.

After having moved to the United States in August 2008, Ben–Ari wrote for JTNews, a bi-monthly newspaper dedicated to Seattle's Jewish community and TechFlash, a leading technology news source in Seattle. He also published multiple books about UAG and other Microsoft Remote-access products and technologies.

As of 2010, Ben–Ari has been an active stand-up comedian and producer. He has performed in multiple comedy venues in the Puget Sound area and produced comedy open-mic nights[1] and shows.[2]



  • Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator's Handbook, Packt Publishing, 2011
  • [1]Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft ForeFront Threat Management Gateway 2010, MVP-Press, 2010
  • Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 customization, Packt Publishing, 2012
  • [2]Deploying Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010(Video), Packt Publishing, 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment, Packt Publishing, 2012


  • The Science of Technology (Technology column in TechFlash), 2010
  • How to (Weekly column in Mako), 2008-2009
  • Tip Bits (Weekly column in Calcalist), 2008
  • Market Analysis (Weekly analysis of the Israeli IT and Information Security market, published in various media outlets), 2007-2008
  • How to (Weekly column in Walla), 2007
  • Parole Officer (monthly column in Maariv), 2005-2006
  • Gadgets (Weekly column in Maariv), 2004-2005
  • How it works (Weekly column in Maariv), 2004-2006
  • Photomania (Weekly column in Maariv), 2004
  • How to buy (monthly column in Maariv), 2003-2004
  • PCPhobia (Personal Website), 1998

Radio and Television[edit]

  • Tips (Weekly column in Radio Haifa), 1999-2000
  • Edomim Hi Tech (Producer and guest-host in Kol-Edumim Radio station), 2000
  • How it works (Regular Guest in Radio Kol Chai weekly technological magazine), 2004-2006
  • Various guest appearances in Galei Zahal (Radio), Channels 1, 2, 10 and IETV (TV), 1999–2008


  • Open Mic at Amante, 2013-2014
  • [3]Guilty Giggle, 2014
  • [4]HindustanD-Up, 2014
  • [5].COMedy Live, 2014


  • TechFlash Articles by Erez Ben–Ari on TechFlash
  • JTNews Articles on JTNews by Erez Ben–Ari
  • Hotze Israel Interview with Ben-Ari on Hotze Israel, IBA 2005
  • Merchants Only Article by Adar Shalev about Ben-Ari's involvement in the Israeli eBay community, Oct 2005
  • Going to the market Article by Oded Yaron about Ben-Ari's involvement in the Israeli eCommerce market, Nov 2006
  • Israeli Folklore on eBay Interview with Rafi Reshef on Channel 10, 2007
  • Smart Circle Article by Ester Hecht about Ben-Ari's involvement with Mensa, Feb 2008
  • [6] Posting by Joe Kennedy about Ben–Ari's production of the Inidan comedy show Hindustandup
  1. ^ "So, a guy walks into a bar with an open mic…".
  2. ^ Ball, Linda. "Guilty Giggle to showcase local comedians". The Issaquah Reporter.

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