Conference Call: TIP – MK Rachel Azaria

RSVP to get the dial-in information and submit Q’s in advance to allisond@theisraelproject.org .

Rachel Azaria was born in 1977 in Jerusalem. She grew up and was educated in the state-religious education system and in Bnei Akiva (religious Zionist youth movement). During her military service, she served as a teacher-soldier in the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, at the Ofra Field School.

Azaria holds a BA in Psychology and General Studies (with honors), and a MA in Conflict Resolution from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is also a graduate of the Educational Leadership School at the Mandel Institute.

In 2013 Azaria served as Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem on behalf of ‘Yerushalmim’, an independent party she established.

Azaria held the Preschool Education and Status of Women portfolios. As part of her work, Azaria introduced into the elementary education system in Jerusalem the ‘Jerusalem Advantage’ program, which strengthens the ties between children in Jerusalem and cultural institutions in the city through school visits to a cultural institution once a year.

From 2008 to 2013, Azaria was a member of the Jerusalem City Council. She was first elected to the 20th Knesset on behalf of the Kulanu party chaired by Moshe Kahlon, and is a member of the Finance Committee, the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and the Ethics Committee. In January 2017 she was appointed chairwoman of the Reforms Committee. She also serves as a chairwoman for the Lobby for Young Families, the Lobby for Jewish Renewal, the Social-Environmental Lobby, the Lobby for the Promotion of Community Kashrut Supervision, the Lobby for the Israeli Family and others. Azaria also serves as the Chairwoman of the Israel-Netherlands Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Rachel is married, has four children, and lives in Jerusalem.

 

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Live Teleconference TIP: Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin from TLV

TIP-LogoAs tension along Israel’s northern border continues, TIP invites you to an on-record, live tele-conference call with Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin, Former head of IDF Intelligence Director of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).

Amos Yadlin was named director of Tel Aviv University’s INSS in 2011, after more than 40 years of service in the IDF, 10 of which he was a member of the IDF General Staff. From 2006-2010, Yadlin served as the IDF’s chief of Defense Intelligence. From 2004-2006, he served as the IDF attaché to the United States. In 2002 he was named commander of the IDF Military Colleges and the National Defense College. Maj.-Gen. Yadlin, a former deputy commander of the Israel Air Force, commanded two fighter squadrons and two airbases. He also served as head of IAF Planning Department (1990-1993).

Yadlin holds a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (1985). He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1994).

To submit questions in advance: dorka@theisraelproject.org.

 

TIP Conference Call: MK Michael Oren

michael-oren-allyFollowing President Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem TIP invites you to an on-record conference call with MK, Dr. Michael Oren Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in the Prime Minister’s Office and Former Israeli Amb. to the USA.

Dial-in: 1-888-453-9924 US.  1-334-323-7224 International. Passcode: 2175

Please submit Q’s in advance to: dorka@theisraelproject.org

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About the speaker:

Michael Oren is a member of Knesset for the Kulanu Party and deputy minister for Diplomacy in the Prime Minister’s Office. He served as Israeli ambassador to the United States until 2013. Ambassador Oren is also a published author, having written numerous books on Middle East history, including the widely read “Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East.” He has a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University and has taught as a professor in several Ivy League institutions. Dr. Oren is the author of the New York Times bestseller Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide.

 

Conference Call: TIP’s Omri Ceren on Iran

The Iran Deal: 2 Years Later

Please join The Israel Project for an important partnership call with Omri Ceren. Omri will provide an update on The Iran Deal (JCPOA) and provide an overview of TIP’s work and current strategies to address the Deal two years later.

Reply to Carolina Krauskopf for the dial-in information

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Omri Ceren is the Managing Director for Press and Strategy at The Israel Project, a DC-based organization that works with journalists on Middle East issues. He is a political operative, writer, and academic who has been involved in Middle East issues for almost two decades, and has been described by Associated Press as “well-known in Washington” for expertise on the Iran nuclear deal.

 

TIP Conference Call: The Talyor Force Act

Please join The Israel Project for an in-depth discussion and analysis on The Taylor Force Act

Each year the U.S. government gives the Palestinian Authority more than $300 million. According to the PA’s budget, it pays the same amount to terrorists and their families as a reward for their crimes. This includes terrorists who murder Americans, like the terrorist who killed West Point graduate and Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Taylor Force in Tel Aviv last year.

Please join Jacob Millner, Senior Policy Analyst with The Israel Project, and Noah Pollak for a discussion on this important legislation.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Noah Pollak is a New York-based political consultant who has worked extensively on the Taylor Force Act. Previously he was executive director of the Emergency Committee for Israel, and a contributor to Commentary, the Weekly Standard, and the Washington Free Beacon.

Jacob Millner focuses on combating anti-Israel activity. He is Midwest Regional Director and Senior Policy Analyst with The Israel Project, a nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to informing the media and the public about Israel and the Middle East.

Conference Call: TIP A South African view of Apartheid View

Countering the Lies of ‘Israel Apartheid Week:’
A South African View

Conference Call, Thursday, March 16, 2017
12:00 p.m. ET with
Benji Shulman, South Africa-Israel Forum
This month and next, Israel and its supporters around the world are again confronting the so-called ‘Israel Apartheid Week (IAW):’ an annual global festival of antisemitism and hatred directed at the Jewish state.

Pro-Israel organizations and the broader Jewish community are no strangers to the provocations of IAW, continually developing novel ways of countering the propaganda onslaught. In South Africa – where genuine ‘apartheid,’ or enforced racial segregation, prevailed for almost a century – the work of groups like the South Africa-Israel Forum and the South African Zionist Federation has demonstrated that even in the most unfavorable circumstances, the slander that Israel is a racist state can be effectively confronted, through education, debate, thoughtful visits to Israel and strategic communications.

Join The Israel Project as we welcome Benji Shulman of the South Africa-Israel Forum to discuss what pro-Israel activists in America can learn from our partners in South Africa, as we push back against IAW and its hate campaign.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Benji Shulman is the executive director of the South African Israel Forum (SAIF), based in Johannesburg. A graduate of the University of Witswatersrand, Benji has served the South African Jewish community with distinction, as a former chairperson of the South African Union of Jewish Students, education officer for the Jewish National Fund of South Africa, board member of the South African Friends of Israel and director of Public Affairs for the South African Zionist Federation.

Benji has accompanied a number of young black BDS activists on tours of Israel; as a direct result, many of those participants are now working with the NGO Africans for Peace to push back against the BDS campaign. Together with TIP, Benji worked on producing the briefing “New Perspectives on Israel and Palestine,” authored by Africans for Peace activists, which offers the most comprehensive response yet to the accusation that Israel is an apartheid state.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Los Angeles 9:00 a.m.
Denver 10:00 a.m.
Chicago 11:00 a.m.
Washington/New York 12:00 p.m.
London 5:00 p.m.
Israel 7:00 p.m.
To RSVP please reply to Allison at AllisonD@theisraelproject.org

Conference Call: TIP – Revitalizing the U.S.-Israel Alliance

Revitalizing the U.S.-Israel Alliance A Special Conference Call,
3p.m. ET with Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL.)

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington for his first face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump, join The Israel Project for a special conference call with one of Israel’s leading allies in Congress, Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL.)

THE POLITICAL CONTEXT

As Prime Minister Netanyahu arrives for talks with President Trump, Rep. Roskam will examine the prospects for enhancing the U.S.-Israel relationship, focusing upon:

Federal legislation to counter boycott and disinvestment efforts that target Israeli businesses, universities, and institutions for discrimination
New sanctions against Iran over missile tests, within the context of deeper concerns over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.  Opportunities for greater security cooperation in combating terror and destabilization in the Middle East

Reply to Allison Dreyer, allisond@theisraelproject.org, for the dial-in information.