Tuesday, April 06, 2021

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Loss of Sovereignty 

by Kobi Erez - ZOA Michigan Director

Imagine this: It's Friday night; a family has finished eating a nice Shabbat dinner. One of the daughters, a ten year-old girl, is sleeping peacefully in her room. Her parents are sleeping in a room nearby. All of a sudden, three Bedouin men from a nearby village break into the house, enter the girl's room and cover her mouth so no one will hear them repeatedly rape her. It sounds like a nightmare, doesn't it? But it's not. 

This horrendous crime happened just last month in February 2021. When the victim's father was interviewed by Israeli media outlets, he said: "The Negev has lost all sense of security, Bedouin outlaws do whatever they please while my family is broken". And he's right. While many Bedouin are law abiding citizens and even serve at times in the IDF, this type of crime perpetrated by Bedouin is nothing new. Over the past few years, in addition to a long string of robbery and sexual crimes, Bedouin criminals have also been breaking into IDF bases and have stolen over half a million bullets and various types of sophisticated army equipment and assault weapons. The gangs often use these weapons to extort businesses and steal from farmers. It was also recently discovered that they have created underground tunnels that they use to produce illegal drugs. 
Bedouin criminals on a tractor with stolen weapons from an IDF base 
The Israeli government has known about this criminal pattern for years, but has done nothing to stop it. Unlike in the United States, it is difficult to obtain a license to carry a gun in Israel. This leaves law-abiding citizens with no means for defense while criminals gather illegal weapons. Israeli police have also been lacking the resources and, frankly, the motivation to deal with this kind of organized crime that is so common in the Israeli-Arab community. What's most frustrating is when police do arrest a criminal, Israeli courts usually grant a laughable sentence. Similarly, the IDF specifically forbids its soldiers from firing at anyone who infiltrates an army base to steal equipment. What kind of an army doesn't defend its own bases? The offenders do as they please because the Israeli government has systematically allowed them to.

Gangs shooting in the air as a sign of celebration at a wedding in an Israeli-Arab community

The crisis in southern Israel is a symptom of a deeply rooted problem in the Israeli psyche. Since the first Palestinian Intifada in 1987, Israel has been apologizing for defending itself to the point that Israel will risk its own civilians and soldiers. Current IDF rules of engagement deter soldiers from using their weapons, even when their lives are at risk. Another example: In the 2014 Operation Protective Edge against Hamas, the IDF decided to move its forces into the city of Sagaya in Gaza without bombing Hamas targets first. This move was intended to take extra precautions so as to not potentially hurt Palestinians, even though citizens of the town were warned well beforehand to evacuate the area. This kind of supposedly moral decision led to the unnecessary death of many Israeli soldiers. But these "compassionate" rules of engagement went beyond just IDF soldiers. Palestinians used empty schools to bomb Israeli civilians and Israel, instead of immediately taking out Hamas's rocket launcher, allowed Hamas to shoot at Israeli cities for days. This decision resulted in the death of Daniel Tregerman, a four year-old Jewish boy and the injury of many other Israeli civilians from rocket fire. What other country puts the safety of its enemies over the safety of its own people? This is one of the reasons that motivation to serve in the IDF is at its lowest since the inception of the state of Israel. 

Daniel Tregerman who was killed by a Hamas rocket

There is an ancient teaching in Judaism that sums up the reality in Israel today: "A person who is compassionate to the cruel will ultimately become cruel to the compassionate". It's time to turn this unethical policy around. Israel must regain its strength to deter criminals and terrorists from acting. This means changing the laws of engagement so Israeli civilians and soldiers are not afraid to defend themselves. The Knesset must change the law and implement much harsher sentences on criminal behavior. Above all, Israelis need to believe that they have the right to the land and that defending its own people, even at the expense of its enemies, is the absolute moral thing to do. Americans need to aggressively and publicly voice support for Israel's right to defend its citizens and soldiers.

Joint Arab List MKs at swearing-in ceremony: 'We vow to fight the Zionist Occupation'

Members of the Joint Arab List insult the State they are elected to serve at the swearing-in of the 24th Knesset.

Members of the Joint Arab List issued a provocative statement at the swearing-in of the 24th Knesset today (Tues, April 6).

The first party MK to arrive for the ceremony, Sami Abu Shehadeh, changed the original wording of the pledge of allegiance to the State of Israel to, "I swear to fight the Zionist Occupation. I swear to fight the Apartheid regime." Asked by Knesset speaker Yariv Levin to correct his "mistake," Abu Shehadeh repeated the previous statement. MK Aida Toma Suleiman, the List's sole Jewish MK Ofer Cassif and party chairman Ayman Odeh followed suit, vowing to fight the state they were elected to serve.

Important to note is that according to statute 16 of the Knesset Basic Law, an MK who doesn't vow allegiance to the State "will not benefit from the rights allotted to Knesset members so long as he fails to do so."

Based on this legal statute, Joint List members will be required to follow through with the correct wording of the oath at an upcoming Knesset session if they wish to benefit from rights reserved for Israel's MKs.

To follow up on the day's events, as the National Anthem was about to be played before the closing of the session, Joint List MKs were seen leaving the hall, leading to a verbal exchange with other members of the assembly.
Released Arab Israeli who killed IDF soldier gets hero's welcome in hometown

Rushdi Hamdan Abu Mukh, imprisoned for 35 years, is paraded in streets of Baqa al-Gharbiyye; family of victim Moshe Tamam demands his citizenship be revoked

Hundreds of residents of the Arab Israeli city of Baqa al-Gharbiyye held a welcoming ceremony Monday for a resident who was released from prison after serving 35 years for the murder of an Israeli soldier in 1984.

Rushdi Hamdan Abu Mukh was a member of the terror cell that killed Moshe Tamam. The other members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine cell were all also Arab Israeli citizens, and all were given life sentences.

Video posted on social media showed Abu Mukh being given a hero's welcome and paraded through a main street in the city. No Arab Israeli lawmakers were reported as attending Abu Mukh's arrival in the city, though on hand was former MK Ibrahim Sarsour, a former leader of the Ra'am party, which is seeking to join a ruling coalition in the wake on last month's elections.

The Tamam family has appealed to both Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Public Security Minister Amir Ohana with a demand that Abu Mukh's citizenship be revoked.

IDF soldier Moshe Tamam, who was murdered in 1984 

"As a family, today our hearts are broken," Tamam's niece Ortal Tamam told Ynet. "To see the murderer of my uncle released as a hero, received with adoration and return to his life in a community close to my family home is heartbreaking."

Abu Mukh's PFLP cell originally planned to kidnap an IDF soldier and transfer him to Syria as a bargaining chip for the release of imprisoned terrorists, but instead decided to slay Tamam after capturing him at the Netanya junction as he made his way home from his base. He was later killed near the West Bank city of Jenin.

Security forces caught the cell members and they were sentenced to life in prison in 1986, but in 2012 then-president Shimon Peres decided to reduce Abu Mukh's sentence to 35 years.

Abu Mukh is said to be one of the highest-paid recipients of monthly Palestinian Authority stipends, part of a controversial program that awards those who carry out terror attacks on Israelis.

The Ra'am party, whose former leader Sarsur attended the welcoming ceremony for Abu Mukh, sits in a potential kingmaker position for forming the next government following the inconclusive elections last month.

With the Knesset divided between those who want Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to remain in office and those who want to oust him, both sides have been courting Ra'am, a conservative, Islamist party.

Last week party leader Mansour Abbas gave a press conference in which he called for peace and cooperation between Arab and Jewish citizens in Israel.

However, establishing a government that relies on even outside support from Ra'am faces opposition on both sides of the divided Knesset, with some seeing the party as anti-Zionist and accusing it of supporting Palestinian terrorism.

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GOI Police Forces Destroy Maale Ahuvia A Hilltop Established 4 Months Ago in Memory of Ahuvia Sandek Z"L Killed as a Direct Result of Police/Shabak Harrasment and Misconduct Against Jewish Settlers Of Judea and Samaria and Their Youth


From Honenu:

Translation in English follows

*הרס במעלה אהוביה: כוחות משטרה
גדולים החריבו הבוקר את הגבעה שהוקמה לזכרו של אהוביה סנדק*

*כוחות משטרה גדולים החריבו הבוקר את גבעת מעלה אהוביה - גבעה שהוקמה לזכרו של אהוביה סנדק במקום בו נהרג. בגבעה התגורר משפחה וגרעין של בחורים, שעסקו בחקלאות ורעיית צאן במקום.

ארבעה חודשים למות אהוביה סנדק: כוחות משטרה גדולים פשטו הבוקר על גבעת מעלה אהוביה, הסמוכה לישוב כוכב השחר, והחריבו כליל את בתי המקום.

על פי עדויות התושבים מהשטח, השוטרים פועלים באלימות כלפי תושבים מהאזור שהגיעו למחות אל מול ההרס.

הגבעה הוקמה לפני ארבעה חודשים, במקום בו נהרג אהוביה סנדק ז"ל כתוצאה מניגוח של רכב משטרתי ברכבו והיוותה גלעד לזכרו.

במקום התגוררו משפחה וגרעין של רווקים, שעסקו בפיתוח המקום, חקלאות ורעיית צאן.

הוריו של אהוביה סנדק הגיבו להרס הבוקר: "אנו קמים היום לבוקר קשה. הלב נקרע. ילד מתוק ומופלא נרצח על ידי המשטרה כתוצאה מניגוח הרכב המשטרתי ברכבו, והשוטרים עדיין מסתובבים חופשי".

"במקום שבו בוצע הרצח הוקם גלעד אוהל ודיר עיזים לזכר הילד- כאות להמשך דרכו, דרך של אהבת הארץ, ארץ הקודש אהובתנו, הקרקע של חיינו כאומה. והינה הבוקר הגיעו כוחות משטרה ופינו בברוטליות את המקום".

"הייתכן שאויבנו בונים בניינים ללא הרף בשטחי c והצבא לא
פועל כנגדם, וכאשר יהודי מקים גלעד לזכר בנו כך קורעים את ליבו??
האם שכחנו מי אח ומי אויב? האם שכחנו להיות נאמנים לעצמנו במקום לאויבנו?", זעקו הוריו.

Destruction in Ma'ale Ahuvia: Large police forces this morning destroyed the hill erected in memory of Ahuvia Sandek *

* This morning, large police forces destroyed the hill of Ma'ale Ahuvia - a hill erected in memory of Ahuvia Sandek at the place where he was killed. On the hill lived a family and a nucleus of young men, who engaged in agriculture and herding sheep in the place. "Tearing our hearts apart" *

Four months to the death of Ahuvia Sandek: This morning, large police forces raided the hill of Ma'ale Ahuvia, near the village of Kochav Hashachar, and completely destroyed the local houses.

According to the testimonies of the residents from the area, the police are acting violently towards residents from the area who came to protest against the destruction.

The hill was established four months ago, at the place where the late Ahuvia Sandek Z"L, was killed as a result of a police vehicle hitting his vehicle as a memorial in his memory.

The place was inhabited by a family and a nucleus of bachelors, who were engaged in the development of the place, agriculture and herding sheep.

The parents of Ahuvia Sandek responded to the destruction this morning: "We get up this morning for a difficult morning. The heart is torn. A sweet and wonderful boy was killed by the police as a result of the police vehicle being hit in his vehicle, and the policemen are still roaming free."

"At the place where the murder took place, a tent and a goat pen were erected in memory of the child - as a sign to continue his journey, a path of the Love for our Land, our beloved Holy Land, the ground which represents our lives as a nation. And this morning police forces arrived and brutally cleared the place."

"It is possible that our enemies are constantly building buildings in Area C and the army does not stop them
and when a Jew establishes a memorial in memory of his son, his heart is torn ??
Have we forgotten who is a brother and who is an enemy? Have we forgotten to be true to ourselves instead of our enemy? "His parents shouted.


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Monday, April 05, 2021

Fwd from AFSI: UNCHALLENGED! PA's Festival of Illegal Construction Continues

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Monday - April 5, 2021
UNCHALLENGED! PA's Festival of Illegal
Construction Continues

The Palestinian Authority took advantage of the Passover holiday recess for large-scale illegal construction, including sites already under court-issued work-stop orders.

While Israelis enjoyed the week-long Passover holiday, the Palestinian Authority (PA) used the Civil Administration's vacation to its full advantage. They carried out lightning-paced construction at a number of strategically-placed sites in Area C, the portion of Judea and Samaria under full Israeli jurisdiction.

One of the projects aimed at establishing facts on the ground during the inspectors' vacation is on the outskirts of Rujeib, located between Shechem (Nablus) and the Jewish community of Itamar in Area C. Over the intermediate days of Passover, new areas were leveled for construction and infrastructure was laid for an illegal construction project that broke ground in recent months. Illegal construction also took place in the vicinity of Duma and at Khirbet Khurkosh.

"These are the tip of the iceberg of the systematic annexation-via-construction program that is carried out on Jewish holidays, which have become festivals of illegal construction in the Arab sector throughout Israel, and particularly in Judea and Samaria," says Eitan Melet, Regavim's Field Coordinator for Judea and Samaria. "The authorities know full well what will happen, but fail to take any preventative measures."

Hello, Israel..This is the US.
We Need Your Advice

"We had a call with the Knesset last week, trying to see what do they do in Israel around the Knesset," said Rep. Tim Ryan.

Several members of the US House Appropriations Committee spoke with Knesset officials last week as Congress seeks to learn about security measures in other countries, Rep. Tim Ryan said Friday.

Last Friday, a motorist rammed his car into US Capitol police officers and brandished a knife, killing one and wounding another. The attacker, identified as a 25-year-old follower of the Nation of Islam -- a highly controversial black nationalist movement accused of hatred towards whites and anti-Semitism -- was shot by the police after jumping the vehicle with a knife in his hand. "We had a call with the Knesset last week, with [House Appropriations Committee chairwoman] Rosa DeLauro and Jaime Herrera Beutler, the ranking member on our committee, trying to see what do they do in Israel around the Knesset," Ryan told Fox News after the attack. They did not specify with whom the lawmakers spoke.

We know this won't be reported on in the mainstream media. Instead of bashing or ignoring Israel, they should spotlight this story. Israel and the US are allies, not enemies. It's time for the media in the US to report on the truth about Israel and there is no better time to do so than now.


All listings reflect AFSI's mission to educate the public on the truth about Israel and to advocate for a Whole and Sovereign Israel.

Wednesday - April 7, 2021 | 12:00pm EDT
Is Israel Heading Towards a Collision Course with the Biden Administration?
Featuring: Efraim Inbar, President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security and Founding Director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. To many observers, it appears that the United States is anxious to "just make a deal" with the Iranians, and that they do not understand Tehran's history of negotiations. However, many who are forced to live in the Middle East, have looked at the results of the 2015 negotiations with the Islamic Republic, and may well believe that we, here, have little appreciation of the very real existential threat that Israel and our Gulf allies are under. That threat will only be enhanced if the talks, for any of a multitude of reasons begin to go awry. Professor Inbar discusses what the Israelis might well feel that they have to do to be able to survive.

Thursday - April 8, 2021 | 9:45pm EDT
Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony "Coast to Coast"
Ghetto Fighters' House is inviting you to join the traditional closing ceremony of Yom HaShoah, broadcast live from Israel. This year 5781/2021, we will gather to remember those who don't have a family to honor their names. The event will be held in Hebrew with some English subtitles.

Thursday - April 8, 2021 | 2:00pm EDT
Visit The Ghetto Fighters Museum: Resistance in the Holocaust
Special Yom HaShoa live tour with Akiva Gersh. Tour will focus on the physical resistance of the partisans against the Nazis in the Holocaust and Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of women in this resistance and the continuation of this spirit in modern day Israel. Meeting ID: 952 5532 9752 | Passcode: 096038

Sunday - April 11, 2021 | 11:00am EDT
Israel's Elections Are Over: Now What?
Join Im Tirtzu's CEO Matan Peleg and Chairman of the Board Douglas Altabef for a discussion about the current political situation in Israel.
Registration is required! You will be sent the link to the Zoom meeting via email
on Sunday morning, April 11.

Sunday - April 11, 2021 | 11:00am EDT
Define It To Fight It - Virtual Conference for Zionist Students
SSI Movement will host the first International IHRA Summit for Zionist students featuring a panel of speakers from across the world. This will be a platform for Zionist students to connect, learn, and motivate each other to continue the fight against anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. With speakers, Ambassador Gilad Erdan, Natan Sharansky, Yaakov Hagoel (Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization), plus many more.

Sunday - April 11, 2021 | 2:00pm EDT
Annual Gathering of Remembrance
Join a virtual gathering of thousands of New Yorkers to say with one collective voice: we will never forget. Delivered by a city with one of the world's largest communities of Holocaust survivors, the tribute has power that echoes across generations. The program will feature music, remarks from Holocaust survivors, young people, and public figures, and a candle-lighting ceremony. Honor the memory of those who perished at the hands of evil and pay tribute to those who survived and have made a better world for us all.

Monday - April 12, 2021 | 11:00pm EDT
The Holocaust from the Arab Peoples' Point of View
With Dr. Edy Cohen, Researcher, Bar-Ilan University. Convener: Dr. Ramy Aziz, Research Fellow, ISGAP. In Arabic (with simultaneous English Translation).

Tuesday - April 13, 2021 | 12:45pm EDT
Yom HaZikaron: Global Memorial Event & Virtual Tour
Experience Israel's greatest moments - National memorial siren and online historical tour. Powered by the Israel Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center. The virtual memorial tour in English is in honor of Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror. The event will be led by leading curators and educators who will show and tell Israel's story from the early 20's to today, through Israel's wars, victories, losses, triumphs, dilemmas, and strength.
7:45pm - Zoom will open up with classic Yom HaZikaron Israeli songs
8:00pm - Moment of silence standing together for the national siren
8:02pm - Virtual historic tour will begin
9:00pm - Tour will finish followed by Q&A with museum educators

Tuesday - April 13, 2021 | 7:30pm EDT
Yom HaZikaron - Israel's Memorial Day
The Embassy of Israel invites you to commemorate Yom HaZikaron - Israel's Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror. This is Israel's official memorial ceremony.‬ With MG Yehuda Fox and H.E Gilad Erdan, Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations.

Thursday - April 15, 2021 | 7:00pm EDT
Chaim Weizmann, the Forgotten Founder: A Conversation with Jehuda Reinharz
Hear JRB's editor Abraham Socher in conversation with distinguished historian Jehuda Reinharz. In 1985, the first volume of Reinharz's Chaim Weizmann: The Making of a Zionist Leader was published. Praise and prizes followed, and in 1993, the second of three planned volumes was released. The highly anticipated third volume came out in Hebrew in 2020 and is forthcoming in English. Listen to this talk with Reinharz about the first president of Israel's remarkable life for our April JRB Conversation on Yom HaAtzmaut.

Sunday - April 18, 2021 | 1:00pm EDT
The Israelite Origin of the Pashtun People
With Dr. Navras Aafreedi, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Presidency University, Kolkata. Dr. Aafreedi is the first person to make any worthwhile contributions to Jewish studies in the Urdu language, the lingua franca of almost all South Asian Muslims. He regularly podcasts in Urdu on Jewish themes.

Sunday - April 25, 2021 |10:00 am EDT
Re-Discovering The Land of Israel: The Holy City of Hebron
A virtual tour of the tombs of our Patriarchs and Matriarchs, the ancient stairs and city gates where Abraham purchased the cave to bury Sarah, 1st and 2nd Temple period ruins, meet a soldier, and discover the modern development of Hebron. With tour guide David Sussman.

Monday & Tuesday - May 3 & 4, 2021 - Details to follow
American Zionist Movement 2021 Biennial National Assembly
For more information contact biennial@azm.org

Monday - May 10 , 2021 | 11:00am EDT
The Age of Tolerance - UAE and Israel in the Ever-Changing Middle East
With Professor Uzi Rabi, Director, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University. Convener: Dr. Ramy Aziz, Research Fellow, ISGAP.

Wednesday - May 12, 2021 | 12:00pm EDT
The Promise of the Negev - The Future of the Negev
With esteemed Historian, Author & the Biographer of David Ben Gurion, Professor Michael Bar-Zohar and special guest Dr. Shlomi Codish, Director General of Soroka Medical Center. Prof. Bar-Zohar will discuss The Future of the Negev. What's next for one of the world's most exciting and complex regions?

Sunday - May 23, 2021 | 10:00am EDT
Re-Discovering The Land of Israel: The Artist Colony of Tzfat
Let's walk the winding alleyways of this mystical city together as we tour the city of Kabbalah. We will visit important synagogues, meet local artists, learn about Jewish mysticism from a leading Rabbi, and delve into its history both ancient and modern. With tour guide David Sussman.

Monday - May 24, 2021 | 11:00am EDT
A Look into Bernard Lewis' 'Semites and Anti-Semites'
With Frank Salameh of Boston College. Convener: Dr. Ramy Aziz, Research Fellow, ISGAP. In Arabic (with simultaneous English Translation).

Sunday - June 6, 2021 | 10:00am EDT
Re-Discovering The Land of Israel: The Old and the New in Tel Aviv/Jaffa
Described as the city that never sleeps, Tel Aviv is Israel's financial capital. Let's discover its roots, beaches, diversity, and the place where Israel's independence was discovered. With tour guide David Sussman.

Sunday - June 27, 2021 | 10:00am EDT
Re-Discovering The Land of Israel: The Golan Heights
One of Israel's most scenic areas. It boasts extinct volcanoes, Israel's largest mountain, sits along the border of Israel, and has a rich Jewish history. This episode will feature Major Ya'akov Selevan who will discuss with us the political climate of the Golan Heights. With tour guide David Sussman.

The Big Lie of Khirbet Humsa: The Newest Version of Palestinian Authority/European Union TOXIC CONCOCTIONS
Under the headline "In thrice-demolished village, a Mideast battle of wills," the AP reported that after its initial demolition in November, the Jordan Valley Bedouin encampment Khirbet Humsa was demolished again on February 2 and a third time on February 4. Naomi Kahn, Director of the International Division of the Israeli NGO, REGAVIM, gives us the real story of this Big Lie.
Recorded February 21, 2021 | Video HERE

Jews Are Indigenous to Israel
Activist Ryan Bellerose sees Israel as "a light unto nations" and a formula for success.
Specifically, the State of Israel, whose establishment Bellerose considers the "greatest human rights story ever," can offer a blueprint for securing land and rights for other indigenous tribes around the world.
Recorded February 10, 2021 | Video HERE

Habithonistim – Helps Keep Jews Safe Everywhere
Canadian Anti-Semitism Education Foundation (CAEF) presents Israel's Defense and Security Forum featuring Brigadier General (Ret.) Amir Avivi. Amir Avivi is the Founder and CEO of Habithonistim, comprised of more than 1,700 high ranking reserve and retired Officers, Commanders, and Operators of all Branches of the Israeli Security Establishment, focused on promoting the national security of the State of Israel. Israel existence and prosperity is crucial for Jewish safety and security around the world. Co-Sponsored by Habithonistim – Israel's Defense & Security Forum, Americans For A Safe Israel, and Canadians For Israel's Legal Rights.
Recorded January 28, 2021 | Video HERE

Israeli Politics: The Emerging Landscape
In dialogue with Dr. Mordechai Kedar
Recorded December 30, 2020 | Video HERE

United Jerusalem Forever
With Daniel Luria, Executive Director of Ateret Cohanim's headquarters in Israel. He lives and breathes Jerusalem and tries to get the Jewish People involved in this vital national project of keeping a united Jerusalem in Jewish hands and strengthening Jewish roots in and around the Old City. AFSI Chizuk Missions regularly tour the Old City with Dan, marveling at the progress that Ateret Cohanim continually exhibits.
Recorded December 9, 2020 | Video HERE

Sovereignty - What Are We Waiting For?
A timely discussion about Sovereignty with Co-Chairs of the Women in Green, Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover.
Recorded November 17, 2020 | Video HERE

Winning the Debate Over the Palestinian Arab/Israeli Conflict
Mendy Neeman is an authorized speaker on geopolitics for Birthright. Additionally, he serves as a staff member at the C.P.D.H. (Center for Public Diplomacy and Hasbara) and gives presentations to the IDF combat officer course, and other units as well. His presentations deal with the Palestinian Arab/Israeli conflict and demonstrate a unique way to easily address the most complicated issues.
Recorded November 4, 2020 | Video HERE

Israel's Sovereignty Entitlements Under International Law in Respect to Jerusalem and the Disputed Territories
With Dr. Jacques Gauthier an international jurist, scholar and human rights advocate. Dr. Gauthier's highlighted the nexus between the historical facts and events which support the legitimacy of Israel's sovereignty claims to all of Jerusalem and the disputed territories.
Recorded September 30, 2020 | Video HERE

How Judicial Activism in Israel Endangers Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria
With Simcha Rothman and Preface by Daniel Seaman. Meshilut, The Movement for Governability and Democracy, was founded with the purpose of strengthening the rule of Israel's elected officials by restoring the balance between the judicial and legislative branches of government. | Video HERE
Recorded September 9, 2020

The Politics of Sovereignty
With Likud member and Minister of Knesset Ariel Kallner. MK Kallner's top priority is the issue of Sovereignty throughout the entire land of Israel. | Video HERE
Recorded August 11, 2020

Zeev Jabotinsky Memorial and Tribute. Jabotinsky's Legacy More Relevant Now Than Ever
Yifa Segal, Director of The International Legal Forum, moderated AFSI's 2020 tribute to the great Zionist leader Zeev Jabotinsky. With guests Yosef Ahimeir, Chairman of the Jabotinsky Institute in Israel and Ofir Dayan, Student Activist for Israel. | Video HERE
Recorded August 3, 2020

Can Israel Win the Propaganda War?
Theory and Practice: A Conversation with Dr. Ron Schleifer and Ezri Tubi
Dr. Ron Schleifer is Professor and Senior Lecturer at the School of Communications at droppable-1598475545041Ariel University and a specialist in psychological/information warfare. Ezri Tubi is the Founder of the YouTube Channel "Boomerang: Fighting for Israel." AFSI is fortunate to have had Dr. Schleifer share his wisdom with us on some of our Chizuk Mission trips to Israel. Similarly, our trip participants have also spent time in Ariel with Ezri, the one-man Hasbara machine. | Video HERE
Recorded July 20, 2020

Sovereignty: Legalities and Realities
With Yifa Segal, Esq, Director of The International Legal Forum, and Marc Provisor, Counter-Terrorism Expert and Director of Security at One Israel Fund, share their expertise on these two aspects of the Sovereignty debate. Download a copy of The International Legal Forum's "Controversial Lands: 8 Burning Questions about Israel and the Territories." and visit their website for more information.