DJ Schneeweiss was born in Sydney, Australia in 1964 and immigrated to Israel in 1987. A Masters graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he joined Israel’s Foreign Ministry in 1994. DJ has served on the private staff of several of Israel's Foreign Ministers, as Press Secretary at Israel’s London Embassy (where he was recognized by Diplomat magazine as the most effective Embassy spokesman in London), Deputy Ambassador to China and Consul General to Toronto.
In 2001 he received the MFA Award of Excellence.
DJ was appointed Director of the Israel Foreign Ministry’s Department for Digital Diplomacy in September 2016, where he oversees the full array of the MFA's online and social media activity. DJ is married with two children and lives in Jerusalem