Maurice Ostroff is a founder member of the international Coalition of Hasbara Volunteers, better
known by its acronym CoHaV, (star in Hebrew), a world-wide umbrella organization of volunteers active in combating anti-Israel
media and political bias and in promoting the positive side of Israel. He is a past chairman of the Israel South Africa
Chamber of Commerce and is presently an honorary officer of the Chamber. He is a former member of the Board of
Governors of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
His articles, commenting on current affairs, are published
in Israel and abroad.
Mr. Ostroff holds a masters degree in industrial engineering, a B.Sc. degree in mathematics
and physics and a B.Sc. (Engineering) degree in electrical engineering. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Administration
and Commerce of South Africa where he was the Group Administrative Director of Morlite Holdings Limited, an industrial conglomerate
listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. He is a former chairman of the South African Technion Society and of the
South African Stainless Steel Sanitaryware Manufacturers Association as well as president of the Federation of Sanitaryware
and Hardware Merchants Associations of South Africa, which body elected him as honorary life vice-president.
to Israel Mr. Ostroff was appointed managing director of Orbit Medicenters Limited, the company which initiated and
brought to fruition, the Herzliya Medical Center. He was also a member of the team which motivated and created Beth
Protea and continues to serve as a member of the "chevra"
His website www.2nd-thoughts.org
is widely known as a source of reliable dispassionate information about the Arab-Israel conflict. It contains a substantial
section on the Goldstone mission including his open correspondence with judge Goldstone. See www.2nd-thoughts.org/id220.html