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Ari Abramowitz - Co Director of Chayal El Chayal, The Israeli Lone Soldiers Home Away From Home
 
Ari Abramowitz
 
Ari Abramowitz is the Co-Director of Chayal El Chayal, The Israeli Lone Soldiers Home Away From Home. Ari is originally from Rockland County, New York and completed his Yeshiva studies prior to volunteering in the Israeli Army Counter Terror Unit Religious Division. After completing a Rabbinical Degree in the US he returned to Israel with his wife Rochelle and their baby to co-Direct Chayal El Chayal, the Israeli Soldiers Home Away From Home in Jerusalem. He has worked in the IT Industry and is a partner and director of on line sales/website development for American Health Company Vitabens. Ari has been featured on Voice of Israel Radio and in Chabad News and the Lone Soldier Organisation he co-directs in The Jewish Press and Israeli National News. 
 
 
Rabbi Ari Abramowitz - TV/Radio Broadcaster and Co-Presenter of 'Israel Inspired' on Voice of Israel Radio
 
Rabbi Ari Abramowitz
 
Rabbi Ari Abramowitz is one of Israel’s premier media personalities. He is a film maker, educator, TV and radio host. With among the country’s largest social media followings, he is an advocate for Israel both domestically and internationally leading to his candidacy for the Knesset in the Jewish Home political party during a previous election. He currently presents 'Israel Inspired' with Jeremy Gimpel on Voice of Israel Radio and was the host of the popular Jerusalem based TV show "Tuesday Night Live in Jerusalem". He has been featured on CNN, Fox News, BBC, and many international outlets.

Websites:
http://thelandofisrael.com/  http://www.voiceofisrael.com/show/israel-inspired-with-ari-abramowitz-jeremy-gimpel/
 
IDF Captain Netanel Amitai (Reserves) - The War in Gaza and The Bias Against Israel in The Media
 
IDF Captain Netanel Amitai (Reserves)
 
Captain Netanel Amitai from Mesilat Zion, Israel served in the Isareli Army for 7 years, his last position being a Company Commander in the IDF Armored corps, ranked Captain. He was released from the Israeli Army two years ago and is currently serving in reserve duty as Operations Officer for his battalion, and serves in the capacity of a Major. During his service he saw action in the second Lebanese war and Cast Lead Operation, as well as being drafted for the Pillar of Defense. He recently served briefly in Gaza in 2014 for Operation Protective Edge. He wrote an article called 'Thoughts from an IDF Soldier' for the Aish Website which may be seen by clicking on the link below:
 
 
Gidon Ariel - CEO & Co-Founder of Root Source & Reserve Spokesman in The Israeli Army
 
 
 
Gidon Ariel is the Founder and CEO of Root Source, a visionary and pioneer in Jewish-Christian relations, Gidon made Aliyah to Israel when he was 14 and spent close to a decade in advanced Jewish studies institutes (Yeshivas) and the Israeli Army. Gidon serves in the IDF reserves as a Captain in the Military Spokesperson’s Office after spending over 20 years in the Armored Tank Corps. Raised an Orthodox Jew, he has kept Jewish traditions his entire life, and is a seasoned Hebrew and Judaism Instructor. Gidon is involved with several Web-based marketing initiatives, and has been working with Christian organisations in Israel, the USA and elsewhere in the world since 2005.
 
 
Anne Ayalon - President of The Galilean Project & Christian Friends of Magen David Adom
 
Anne Ayalon
 
Anne Ayalon is the Founder and President of A.D. Galilean Estates, Ltd., a real estate development company for the Galilee, and President of the not-for-profit organization, The Galilean Campus for Education and Culture. She gives much of her time to promoting interfaith relations, educating Christians about Israel and the Jewish roots of their faith, and is the President of Christian Friends of Magen David Adom in Israel. As the wife of Israel’s outgoing Deputy Foreign Minister and former Ambassador to the U.S., Anne has traveled extensively, lecturing about the facts and realities of Israel, and championing causes that build communications and joint efforts between Israeli and international organizations.

For the past 25 years Anne has been involved primarily in business-to-business marketing and has served in numerous senior management positions in the hi-tech industry prior to founding Springboard, a marketing consulting firm to internetworking companies, and currently Hod Ayalon, a business consulting firm. Holding duo citizenship for Israel and the U.S., she was graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Hotel Management, and holds an MBA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, specializing in international business. It was her work in the hotel industry with Hilton International that first brought her to Israel in 1978, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
 
 
 
 
Ambassador Danny Ayalon - Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel & Former Israeli Ambassador to the US.
 
Ambassador Danny Ayalon
 
Ambassador Danny Ayalon has 25 years experience at the forefront of Israeli Public Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs as the recent Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel, Member of Parliament, Israeli Ambassador to The United States and Foreign Policy Adviser to three Prime Ministers. Danny Ayalon was elected as the number one influential diplomat by Foreign Policy Magazine. With the phenomenal success of the series of videos by Danny Ayalon, 'The Truth About' which were translated into 12 languages and viewed by millions around the world, Danny renewed the efforts for 'Hasbara' ie. Israel Public Relations. 
 
 
Linda Menuhin Abdul Aziz - Speaker, Author & Journalist on Jewish Refugees From Arab Countries
 
Linda Menuhin
 
Linda Menuhin Abdul Aziz serves as a commentator in Middle East Affairs both in Israeli and Arab media. Entrenched in the Arab culture, she reinvented herself in Israel, rising from an Iraqi refugee to a senior journalist. Her unique background, accentuated by a worldwide network, provides her with an unprecedented scope of understanding both Arab and Israeli cultures. Having positioned herself on the seam line, between Israel and the Arab world, she provides a new perspective, often ignored by the media, yet indispensable for understanding the misconception between Arabs and Israelis. Her writings are essential for policy makers aiming at resolving the conflict. She has won a media prize from the Next Century Foundation for outstanding contribution for peace in the media. Throughout her career, Linda had the opportunity to influence public policy, primarily through her work at the Ministry of Public Security and the Union of Local Authorities where she served as a spokeswoman. Previously, she had worked as a Senior Journalist working with The Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) and eventually she embarked on a mission to educate both Israelis and Arabs on the conflict and one another. She writes tri-lingual opinionated columns and articles in the Arab and Israeli press. Linda fled from Iraq to Israel when she was in her 20s. Her father, an Iraqi Jew was a highly respected attorney in Baghdad when he was abducted in 1972 by the notorious Iraqi State police or Mukhabarat, never to be heard from again. Despite her personal tragedy, she became a relentless activist for peace. She gained her B.A in Islamic Culture, Arabic and English Literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Linda is the recipient of a prestigious scholarship from the Wexner Foundation and holds two masters degrees, one from the Kennedy School of Government in Public Administration and the other in Mass Communications from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 
Ambassador Alan Baker - Former Israeli Ambassador To Canada & Member of The Levy Report Committee.
 

Prior to his term of duty as Israel’s ambassador to Canada between 2004-2008, Alan Baker held the post of Legal Adviser and Deputy Director-General of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1996. In this and previous capacities in Israel Government service, he has been actively involved in the Middle-East peace negotiations with all Israel's neighbors. He participated in the negotiation and drafting of the Peace Treaties and other agreements with Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the Palestinians.  Throughout his professional career, Ambassador Baker has represented Israel in international conferences and negotiations in various fields of international law. He served as Israel's representative to the Legal Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, to the preparatory committees and conferences involved in the establishment of the International Criminal Court and to numerous bodies involved in all fields of international law. He has written several articles on such matters. Between 1985-1989 he was seconded by the Government of Israel to the United Nations in New York where he served as a senior legal adviser to the UN.  Ambassador Baker studied law at University College London, United Kingdom, and has a Masters Degree in International Law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is married and has three sons. He is also a musician. Alan Baker retired from government service in February 2009 and is presently an attorney at the Tel Aviv law firm of Moshe, Bloomfield, Kobo, Baker & Co. In January 2012 he was appointed by Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu as member of The Levy Committee which compiled a detailed and lengthy Report on the Legal Status of Building in the Jewish Communities of Judea and Samaria.

Simon Barrett - Broadcast Journalist and Middle East Expert For Revelation TV
 
Simon Barrett
 
Simon Barrett originally from Aldershot, Hampshire is a Middle East Expert and broadcast Journalist for Revelation TV. He presents The Middle East Report which is broadcast every Friday between 7.00 - 8.00pm and he also presents Behind The Headlines every Monday morning at 10.30am, as well as the European Report from The European Parliament.
 
 
Katharine Van Der Beek - Graduate of The Royal Coservatory of The Hague - Music From The Bible
 
David Bedein - Investigative Journalist and Bureau Chief for the Israel Resource News Agency
 

 
David Bedein grew up in Philadelphia in the United States and moved to Israel in 1970 at the age of 20, is a Social Worker by profession and an experienced Investigative Journalist. In 1987 he established the Israel Resource News Agency, with offices at the Beit Agron International Press Centre in Jerusalem, where he also serves as Director of the Centre for Near East Policy Research. In 1991, David was the special CNN middle east radio correspondent. Since 2001, Bedein has contributed features to the newspaper Makor Rishon. In 2006, Bedein became the foreign correspondent for the Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. He is the author of "Roadblock to Peace - How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA policies reconsidered" and the director and producer of the movie 'Camp Jihad'.

 
Rabbi Eliezer Ben-Yehuda - Grandson of The Reviver of The Hebrew Language

Rabbi Eliezer Ben-Yehudawas born in Jerusalem, Israel on 25th September 1938. His great grandfather Yehuda Lieb Perlman was a Hasidic Rabbi in Lithuania; his grandfather, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, a pre-Zionist visionary and pioneer of Jewish national renaissance and resettlement in Eretz-Yisrael was a writer, lexicographer, newspaper editor and statesman. He founded the Academy of the Hebrew Language, where one can find his 'room'. He is the author of the Ben-Yehuda Dictionary and Thesaurus of the Hebrew Language, Ancient and Modern (Ben-Yehuda Publishing House, Jerusalem; International Edition, Thomas Yoseloff, New York & London), a sixteen volume tome that is the most complete Hebrew language research tool. The Rabbi's father Ehud was an agronomist, journalist, soldier, lecturer and lexicographer. Author of the Ben-Yehuda Pocket Dictionary (Washington Press Pocket Books Inc.).

Website: http://www.benyehuda.us/

Walter Bingham - Presenter on Arutz Sheva Radio - Israel National News

Walter Bingham of Arutz Sheva Radio, Israel National News featured on the right of the above photo was born in, Germany. Just days before the outbreak of WWII, with the help of a Zionist youth movement he was selected for a place on the Kindertransport to Great Britain. Walter saw front line action during the Normandy invasion of Europe and was awarded the Military Medal for ‘Bravery in the Field’. He is a veteran journalist and broadcaster. Married with one daughter, and later widowed, he decided at the age of 80 to make aliya from London, England to be near his daughter in Jerusalem and a grandson who lives in Tel Aviv. His weekly radio programme, Walter´s World, can be heard on Israel National Radio.com every Sunday at 5pm Israel time, 3pm UK time and 10am Eastern Standard Time USA.

 
Rabbi Shmuel Bowman - Educator, Sofer & Executive Director of Operation Lifeshield
 
Rabbi Shmuel Bowman
 
Rabbi Shmuel Bowman was born in Toronto, Canada and is an Educator, Sofer and Executive Director of Operation Lifeshield, a non-profit organisation that raises funds to build and deliver above-ground air raid shelters to Israeli municipalities that have been targeted by Hezbollah and Hamas bombardments in the past.
 
 
Stephen Briggs - Representative For Hatikvah Film Trust UK
 
Stephen Briggs

Stephen Briggs grew up in England and at the age of 19 he moved to Jerusalem where he served an Internship with noted British Author & Speaker Lance Lambert. During a four year period he travelled extensively with Lance on speaking tours through Europe, the United States and the Far East. He has an extensive knowledge of the Middle East and a heart for sharing Biblical truth. In mid-2008 Stephen moved back to England to begin work with Hatikvah Film Trust. He has been involved in the production of “Blessing, Curse or Co-incidence?” since the beginning, and has undertaken a significant proportion of the 50 or so interviews filmed to date. Stephen has also been closely involved in the marketing and distribution of the films. He has also undertaken screenings of the film and speaking engagements on behalf of Hatikvah across the UK and the USA. Apart from his work with Hatikvah Film Trust, Stephen has undertaken engagements for other organisations – notably Ebenezer Operation Exodus and Christians for Israel International. Other media experience includes presenting on Revelation TV and anchoring the 13-part Study Series of “Blessing, Curse or Co- incidence?” Volume I broadcast by many Christian broadcasters around the world. He and his American-born wife, Melissa, have two young children and reside in the UK.

e-mail : info@hatikvah.co.uk
 
Bobby Brown - Former Adviser on Diaspora Affairs to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
 
Bobby Brown 
 
Bobby Brown was the Former Executive Director of Operation Heart, The Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Task Force. He has been involved in Holocaust Restitution for more than ten years, including when he served as Diaspora Affairs Adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his first term in office. 
 
Inge Buhs - Ner Yaakov - Help For Holocaust Survivors
 
Inge Buhs
 
 
Rabbi Benny Elon - Former Member of The Israeli Knesset & Former Israeli Government Minister

Rabbi Binyamin "Benny" Elon (Hebrew: בנימין אלון‎, born 10th November 1954) is an Israeli politician and a Former Member of the Knesset. A ninth-generation Jerusalemite, He has lived in the Jewish Community of Beit El for the last twenty years. His father Menachem Elon was the former Deputy Chief Justice of Israel and his brother, Rabbi Mordechai Elon, is a prominent figure in the Religious Zionist Movement.

Rabbi Elon is a keen supporter of the continuation of the Israeli Community growth in Judea and Samaria and the return to Gush Katif, and recognises G-d's covenant with the Jewish People for all the land of Israel. He suggests an alternative proposal to the current so called 'peace efforts' called The Right Road to Peace, centered on motivating the emigration of West Bank and Gaza Arabs, also known as the Elon Peace Plan. Rabbi Elon has been an advocate for transfer as a solution for the demographic issues posed by the Arab population.

e-mail : http://www.israelinitiative.com/rewr-true/language-en_US/Contact.aspx

Website : http://www.israelinitiative.com/

Lars Enarson - Founder & President of The Watchman International

Lars Enarson originally from Sweden is married to Harriet and is the Founder & President of The Watchman International. He has traveled extensively in the United States and other nations.


Norman Feingold - Founder of Christian Friends of Magen David Adom (The Israeli Ambulance & Emergency Service) 
 
Norman Feingold
 
Norman Feingold has been active in the Society of British Friends of Magen David Adom (Israeli Ambulance & Emergency Service) for 60 years now and has raised funds for the organisation in other countries as well. In a well-deserved tribute to his activism, Norman was awarded a 60-year service pin from Israeli President Shimon Peres, which happened on the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel in 2008. Norman was born in 1925 in the Manchester, England and endured waves of German bombing raids over Britain. He served as a merchant marine and radio officer during WWII, and won awards for his service during the Italian and Pacific campaigns. After the war, with the horrors of the Holocaust seared into his brain, he says he came to an inescapable conclusion: “I had to work for the Jewish people, work for the state of Israel, and dedicate myself to it. And therefore in all those years since 1948, I have dedicated myself to the Jewish people. I’m a volunteer… a volunteer to this very day and I’ve always been.” Norman's volunteer work has been primarily with UJIA, where he has been instrumental in raising funds that has helped save Jewish lives, including by rescuing Jews from Communist-controlled Europe and bringing them to their ancient homeland in Eretz Israel. He recounted that in the early 1960s nearly 200 British pounds was needed for one Jewish passport in Romania. Seeing Jewish lives saved stirred him to continue his appeals for funds from the Jewish community.“The inner core was the survival of the Jewish people, the return of the Jewish people back to this land. God’s promise to be fulfilled in my lifetime,” he insisted. This goal of seeking to preserve the Jewish people in their patrimonial homeland eventually motivated him to want to reach out to Christians. “In 2007, I developed the idea that MDA should link up with Christians, our brothers and sisters, together in this great enterprise and that this is not singularly a Jewish issue".
 
 
Yishai Fleisher - Broadcaster, Journalist & Host of The Yishai Fleisher Show broadcast on Voice of Israel Radio
 
 
Yishai Fleisher was born in Haifa, Israel and is Israel’s original English-language broadcast-radio talk show host on 106.5 FM Galey Yisrael. He is a contributing editor at JewishPress.com, and columnist for the Jerusalem Post Magazine. Yishai is a graduate of Cardozo Law and has received rabbinical ordination. Yishai served as a Paratrooper in the Israeli Army and continues to participate in an active battlefield reserve unit. His analysis and commentary have been featured on Al Jazeera, CNN, BBC, Russia Today, Xinhua, MTV, Sipa Press, and Fox News. Previously, he was Programme Director of Israel National Radio. He is the founder and director of Kumah, a pro-Israel NGO education and Outreach organisation, is married to Malkah and they have two children.
 
 
 
 
Michael Freund - Chairman Shavei Israel

Michael Freund is the Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel. He writes a syndicated column and feature stories for the Jerusalem Post, Israel's leading English-language daily, and he previously served as Deputy Director of Communications & Policy Planning in the Prime Minister's Office under Benjamin Netanyahu. A native of New York, he holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Shavei Israel – literally, ‘Israel returns’ - is the starting point for anyone with Jewish roots or ancestry yearning to return to the Jewish people. Comprised of a team of academics, educators and rabbinical figures, Shavei Israel reaches out to “lost Jews” and assists them in coming to terms with their heritage and identity in a spirit of tolerance and understanding. Shavei Israel has the support of different rabbinical authorities in Israel and the United States of America. Shavei Israel extends a helping hand to all members of our extended Jewish family and to all who seek to rediscover or renew their link with the people of Israel.

The activities of Shavei Israel focus on:

• Descendants of Anousim (crypto-Jews in Spain, Portugal, South America and elsewhere)

• Descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel (such as the Bnei Menashe of India)

• Subbotniks (descendants from a group from Russia who has converted to Judaism)

• Kaifeng Jews (descendants from an assimilated Chinese community)

• Hidden Jews from Poland (descendants from Jews adopted by catholic families during the Second World War or
Jews that hid their Judaism during the communist era)

• Jews from the Amazon (descendants from assimilated Moroccan Jews that arrived in the area for commerce)

• Inca Jews (Peruvian community from the Inca area of Peru that decided to convert and join Judaism)

• San Nicandro (Italian community who decided to convert to Judaism, today most of them live in Israel. Nonetheless, there is still a women's community in San Nicandro - Italy)


e-mail: office@shavei.org

Website: http://www.shavei.org

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/msfreund

Shavei Israel
Heichal Shlomo, 58, King George Street
Jerusalem 94262 Israel

Lela Gilbert - Author of 'Saturday People/Sunday People'
 
 

Lela Gilbert is an award-winning writer who has authored or co-authored more than sixty books. A Christian who has resided in Israel since 2006, her most recently published work is the critically acclaimed Saturday People, Sunday People: Israel through the Eyes of a Christian Sojourner (Encounter Books, 2012) which, although authored by a Christian, was listed as one of the 20 best non-fiction Jewish books of 2012 by J.G. Myers in Jewish Ideas Daily. Lela also co-authored Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians with Nina Shea and Paul Marshall (Thomas Nelson, 2013). She co-authored the award-winning Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion (Oxford University Press, 2008) with Paul Marshall and Roberta Green Ahmanson. Lela served as editorial director of Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide, a volume co-authored by Paul Marshall and Nina Shea (Oxford University Press, 2011). Lela Gilbert is a frequent contributor to Fox News, National Review Online, The Weekly Standard Online, Lapidomedia (UK), The Jerusalem Post, The Huffington Post, Ricochet, and many other publications. She is an adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute. She writes about the common ground between Jews and Christians, the expulsion of Jews from Muslim lands in the mid-20th Century, the ever-increasing global persecution of Christians, and ongoing European and Muslim efforts to de-Judaize and delegitimize Israel. Lela is a popular public speaker and is frequently interviewed on television and radio. She is also active on Facebook and Twitter.

Website:  http://lelagilbert.com/

 
Rabbi Yehudah Glick - Chairman of The Temple Mount Heritage Foundation

Rabbi Yehudah Glick

Rabbi Yehudah Joshua Glick was born in 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, and at the age of 9 emigrated to Israel with his parents and five siblings. The Glick family settled in Beersheba, where Yehuda’s father was involved in the establishment of a new medical school.  After graduating from high school in 1983, Rabbi Glick pursued rabbinical studies, including a hesder program, which is a special arrangement whereby young Israelis can combine advanced Talmudic studies with service in the Israel Defense Forces. Rabbi Glick holds a B.A. in Education from Jerusalem College and an M.A. in Jewish History from Touro College. He is also a licensed tour guide, credentialed by the Israel Ministry of Tourism.  Rabbi Glick’s professional résumé includes: director of a program for immigrants from the former Soviet Union in Alon Shvut (1990-96); various posts in the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption (1996-2005); Director General of the Temple Institute (2005-09); Chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation (2009-present); and Director of HaLiba, the Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount (2013-present). In October of 2014 Rabbi Glick narrowly survived an assassination attempt by a Muslim terrorist. The attempt on his life stemmed from his public advocacy of human rights, including the right to pray, to all people—Muslims, Jews, Christians, and others—on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. As a result of Rabbi Glick’s tireless efforts, in April of 2015 he was announced as a recipient of the 2015 Moskowitz 'Lion of Zion' award. This honor is conferred on outstanding Israeli men and women who act from a feeling of personal responsibility, vision, and national mission, often while sacrificing their personal welfare and even endangering their personal security. Rabbi Glick and his wife, Yafi, live in Otniel, Israel. They are the proud parents of eight children and grandparents to five grandchildren.

 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TempleMountHeritage/timeline?ref=page_internal

Dr. Yitzchak Glick - Founder of The Efrat Emergency Centre  & Recipient of Presidential Award For Volunteerism 2009
 
Dr. Yitzchak Glick 
Dr. Yitzchak Glick (left) with Israeli President Shimon Peres (right) receiving the Presidential Award For Volunteerism 2009.

Dr. Yitzchak Glick who founded the Efrat Emergency Medical Center in 2000, moved to Israel from New York with his parents in 1974. His father Professor Shimon Glick, was among those who established the medical school at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev where he eventually became the dean. Living in Efrat since 1993, Dr. Glick has served as the center's medical director in a strictly volunteer position."We basically organised a core group of volunteers that took part in all the stages of initiating, building and operating the medical center," Dr. Glick said. The Medical Center, which serves Israelis and Palestinians in Gush Etzion and sees 50 to 100 visitors a day, provides several services - among them, urgent care, Magen David Adom (Israels Ambulance & Emergency Service), police, radiology, pharmacy and women's health services. The training center is named in memory of Dr. David Applebaum, the late U.S.-born physician and head of Casualty at Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center who was killed in the 2003 Cafe Hillel Terror Attack in Jerusalem. Applebaum had assisted significantly in the initial stages of the center's establishment, Dr. Glick said

Daniel Gordis - Author, Writer, Speaker and Senior Vice-President of Shalem College, Jerusalem
 
Daniel Gordis

Dr. Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College. Dr. Gordis was the founding dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism, the first rabbinical college on the West Coast of the United States. Gordis’ writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, The New Republic, the New York Times Magazine, Azure, Commentary Magazine and Foreign Affairs, and his books have received numerous awards.  He won the National Jewish Book Award for Saving Israel, and both 'Becoming a Jewish Parent' and his book (co-authored with Dr. David Ellenson of the Hebrew Union College), Pledges of Jewish Allegiance: Conversion, Law, and Policy-Making in 19th and 20th Century Orthodox Responsa (published by Stanford University Press in 2012) were Finalists for the National Jewish Book Award.  'The Promise of Israel: Why Its Seemingly Greatest Weakness is Actually Its Greatest Strength' was named by Jewish Ideas Daily as one of the “best Jewish books of 2012.” Commentary Magazine has called Gordis’ most recent book, 'Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel’s Soul'  “the gold standard in Begin studies.”

During the Gaza War of 2014, Bloomberg Views asked him to become a columnist explaining Israelis’ views of the conflict to the world at large. Professor Alan Dershowitz has called Gordis “one of Israel’s most thoughtful observers.”  The Forward has called him “one of the most respected Israel analysts around.” In 2014, the Jerusalem Post listed him as one of the world’s 50 most influential Jews, while Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic has written: “If you asked me, ‘of all the people you know, who cares the most about the physical, moral and spiritual health of Israel?’ I would put the commentator and scholar Daniel Gordis at the top of the list.”  Leonard Fein has written that Gordis is “perhaps the single most popular speaker on Israel to American Jewish audiences.”

Website :
http://danielgordis.org/
 
Nehemiah Gordon - Author & Speaker

Nehemia Gordon is a well known Karaite Jew considered a Hakham by many. He was born to an Orthodox Jewish family with a long line of Rabbis but rejected the Talmud and became a Karaite Jew as a teenager. Nehemia is a native of Chicago but has lived in Jerusalem, Israel since making Aliyah in 1993.

Nehemia is considered a Hakham, a religious leader of the Karaite Jewish communities and until recently served on Universal Karaite Judaism's Religious Council which represents Israeli Karaites and on the Board of Directors of the ancient Karaite synagogue in Jerusalem. He is also a co-founder of the World Karaite Movement, a Karaite revival group. From 2007 to 2008 Nehemia Gordon served in the position of Provost of the Karaite Jewish University.

He holds a Master's degree in Biblical Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He translated texts contained in the Dead Sea Scrolls Reader, was an assistant on the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication project coordinated by Emanuel Tov and worked as a researcher on the Hebrew University Bible Project under the auspices of Shemaryahu Talmon.

Nehemia tours internationally teaching on various Torah concepts that are shared with both Jews and Christians.

Websites: http://www.nehemiaswall.com/ http://www.aprayertoourfather.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NehemiaGordon

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ngordon4

David Ha'Ivri- Executive Director & Spokesman For The Shomron Liason Office

David Ha'Ivri

David Ha’Ivri is the director of the Shomron Liaison Office and spokesman for the Shomron Regional Council, the largest regional council, by area, in the State of Israel. Under his leadership, the Liaison Office has pursued groundbreaking work in advocating for the rights of Shomron’s Jewish residents and communicating their daily struggles and unique perspectives to domestic and international media. In his varied capacities, David has developed initiatives to strengthen and grow Jewish communities in the Shomron region, with projects ranging from promoting Biblical tourism to economic development and international twinning programs for students and communities.

An American by birth, David's family immigrated to Israel in his youth. He studied in Israel’s naval academy and served in the country’s defense forces. A political commentator, writer, thinker and activist, David has hosted numerous foreign leaders and dignitaries, and is highly sought after as a renowned guest speaker, including before the European Parliament.

He routinely comments on background and gives interviews to such international media outlets as the New York Times, CNN, al Jazeera and others. A passionate pro-Israel advocate, David campaigns tirelessly for the security and well being of all Israel’s residents from his home in the Jewish settlement of Kfar Tapuach, where he is a husband and father to eight children.

Websites: http://www.haivri.com/ http://www.yeshuv.org/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/haivri

Shoshanna Harrari - Co-Founder of Harrari Harps

 

Shoshanna Harrari together with her husband Micah who is of Levitical descent are both originally from the United States and are the founders of Harrari Harps. For the past 25 years Micah and Shoshanna have been manufacturing Biblical style harps and lyres in their Israeli workshop for the Temple Institute and for personal orders.

e-mail: harrariharps@harrariharps.com

Website: http://www.harrariharps.com/files/home.php

The House of Harrari
Moshav Ramat Raziel 52
D.N. North Yehuda
Israel

Keith Johnson - Author & Speaker

Keith Johnson earned his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois and has spent more than two decades in full-time Church Work. He is the former chaplain for the Minnesota Vikings, a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and served the international community of athletes at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Keith is the founder of The Biblical Foundations Academy, author of His Hallowed Name Revealed Again and co-author of A Prayer to Our Father - The Hebrew Origins of the Lord’s Prayer. Keith, his wife Andrea and their sons Taylor, Kyle and Andrew live in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

 
Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Expert on Islam and Arabic Affairs From Bar Illan University, Israel
 
Dr. Mordechai Kedar
 
Dr. Mordechai Keder is a senior lecturer in the Department of Arabic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, Israel and a Speaker with the Begin-Sdat Centre For Strategic Studies. He served with Israeli Army Military Intelligence for 25 years where he specialised in Islamic groups, the political discourse of Arab countries, the Arabic press and mass media and the Syrian domestic arena. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Israeli Army Reserves, is thoroughly familiar with Arab media in real time and is frequently interviewed on various news programmes in Israel. Edmund Sanders of the Los Angeles Times described him as 'one of the few Arabic speaking Israeli experts seen on Arab Satellite TV Channels defending Israel'. He has spoken at the United States House of Representatives and has appeared on BBC News, Al Jazeera, France 24, Russia Today, i24 TV News, Voice of Israel Radio as well as The Middle East Report on Revelation TV. 
 
 
Ishmael Khaldi - Diplomat - Israel Foreign Ministry

Ishmael Khaldi was born into a poor traditional Bedouin village in northern Israel and grew up to become Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat. He tells a remarkable story of transformation from his modest village roots to his triumph as a diplomat and voice of reason in the Middle East. His road has not been an easy one. From his early days as a sheep herder to his schoolboy fights with Arab kids, his terrifying first forays into the mysterious New York subway system and his later remarkable friendships with secular and religious Jews and Muslims on two continents. Ishmael’s life has been full of adventure, pathos, humour and love. He currently works for the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

 
Pastor Steven Khoury - Vice President Holy Land Missions & First Baptist Church Bethlehem
 
Pastor Steven Khoury 

Pastor Steven Khoury is the Vice President of Holy Land Missions and a Pastor at First Baptist Church Bethlehem. Pastor Steven attended Bible College in Springfield Missouri in the United States and received his Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministry and Theology. He is an affiliate with the BBFI, the National Christian Foundation, and the Voice of the Martyrs Organisation. He is the youngest ordained Israeli Arab pastor in Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. Pastor Steven has recently published, “Diplomatic Christianity” and has been discussed in several books and interviewed by organisations such as the Christian Broadcasting Network and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. He currently writes articles for Al-Quds, the largest Arabic newspaper in the Holy Land.

 
Capt. IDF Res. Shadi Khalloul - Chairman of The Israeli Aramaic Christian Maronite Association. 
 
Shadi Khalloul 
 
 
 
Dr. Richard Landes -Media Expert who coined the phrase 'Pallywood' to describe fictitious Palestinian News
 
Dr. Richard Landes 
 
Dr. Richard Allen Landes born on 26th June 1949 is an American historian and author, specializing in Millennialism. He coined the term "Pallywood" for the practice of staged filming of evidence against Israel for the benefit of the Palestinians. He currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Boston University. Richard was previously the director of The Centre For Millennial Studies. Richard is notable for views on the use of film footage related to conflicts in Israel, in particular his use of the term Pallywood (Palestinian Hollywood), which is described by Ruthie Blum writing in the Jerusalem Post, as a term coined by Richard to refer to "productions staged by the Palestinians, in front of (and often with cooperation from) Western camera crews, for the purpose of promoting anti-Israel propaganda by disguising it as news." Richard himself describes Pallywood as "a term I coined... to describe staged material disguised as news." Richard cites the film of the shooting of Muhammad al-Durah, the Gaza Beach Blast and Hamas' exploitation of electricity shortages during the 2007 Gaza War as incidents of Pallywood.
 
Paul Lieba - Leket Israel - The Israel National Food Bank - Resource Development Director

Paul Lieba made aliyah from Melbourne, Australia in 1983 after completing degrees in Commerce and Social Work at the University of Melbourne. Paul joined Leket Israel in August 2003 after working for many years in the welfare field and six years as an apple grower in the Golan Heights. He is married to Hagit, has three children and still dreams of playing test cricket for Australia. He is the Resource Development Director of Leket Israel - The Israel National Food Bank.

Website: http://www.leket.org.il/english/

Rabbi Aharon Leibowitz - Jerusalem City Council Member & Founder of Sulam Yaacov Yeshiva.
 
Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz 
 
Rabbi Aharon Leibowitz is originally from California and is the Founder and Director of Sulam Yaacov Yeshiva which prepares Students for Rabbinic Ordination, He is the Secretary of Jerusalem's Yerushalmim Political Party and a Jerusalem City Councilor. He was previously the Rabbi of the Kol Rina Synagogue sometimes known as the Bomb Shelter Synagogue for six years and Rabbi of Derech Etz Chaim Yeshiva for eight years. He is also the Founder of Synergy Training. For three years he was an Education Officer in the Israeli Army and a Program Director at Gesher, an organisation that helps build bridges between religious and non-religious Jews. He is married to Miiriam Leibowitz and they have five children. He has written a blog 'Between Heaven and Earth' has featured on The Voice of Israel as well as in The New York Times, The Times of Israel, The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz News, Breaking Israel News, The Jewish Press and is particularly active in the Community regarding the issue of Kosher Certificates for Restaurants. 

Rabbi Dov Lipman - Former Member of Israeli Knesset (Israeli Parliament) for Yesh Atid Party

Rabbi Dov Lipman is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland in the United States, the son of an American Federal Judge, he graduated from John Hopkins University in Baltimore. Rabbi Dov was an Israeli Knesset member that is a Member of The Israeli Parliament of the 19th Knesset. He is a member of the Yesh Atid Political Party and was placed seventeenth on the party's list for 2013 Israeli Elections. Yesh Atid won 19 seats in 2013 making Dov the first American born Israeli to be elected to the Knesset since Meir Kahane in 1984. He was previously involved in Rabbi Chaim Amsellems Am Shalem party, was a Community activist in Beit Shemesh where he now lives as well as having served as an Intern on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dov is married to Dina and they have four children.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dov.lipman

Daniel Luria - Executive Director & Spokesman For Ateret Cohenim - The Jerusalem Reclamation Project

 

Daniel Luria made Aliyah from Melbourne Australia in 1995, and lives in Maaleh Adumim, Israel. Daniel is a product of a religious Zionist upbringing from his home Bnei Akiva and the local Jewish day schools. After making Aliyah, Daniel worked for the Jerusalem municipality and in informal education and for the last 11 years he has been the Executive Director of Ateret Cohanim. His responsibilities include public relations, spokesman, fundraising and tour coordination.

Ateret Cohanim Jerusalem Reclamation Project is a non-profit organization in Israel established over 30 years ago. Its primary goal is to re-establish Jewish life & strengthen Jewish roots in the heart of Jerusalem by helping to reclaim old Jewish property, developing Jewish neighbourhoods (centred around educational institutes) and securing the Jewish families & students in and around the Old City.
 
Sherri Mandell - Author of 'The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration'
 
Sherri Mandell
 
Dave Mason - Author of 'The Lamp of Darkness: The Age of Prophecy Book 1'
 
Dave Mason 
 
Dave Mason is a Rabbi and Business Strategist living in the dynamic Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem.  Originally born in Connecticut, USA, Dave was an environmental attorney with the National Resources Defense Council before moving to Israel in 2003. He spends the first half of each day writing his books and studying the ancient wisdom of the Jewish people, and the second half devoted to business and family. Dave and his wife Chana homeschool their son Aryeh Lev, allowing them to travel, explore, and teach as a family. Dave's journeys  have taken him through over twenty countries, but nowhere does he feel as at home as he does in the land of Israel.
 
 
David Nekrutman - Executive Director of The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC) Efrat, Israel.
 
 

David Nekrutman is a Columnist for The Jerusalem Post Christian Edition and radio personality for Frontpage Jerusalem, David currently serves as the Executive Director for The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC) in Efrat, Israel. In this capacity, Mr. Nekrutman is breaking new ground in leading the first ever Orthodox Jewish institution to dialogue with Christians on a religious and theological basis. Prior to his work with CJCUC, Mr. Nekrutman served as the Director of Christian Affairs for the Consulate General of Israel in New York. He was instrumental in the successful launching of The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, The Israel Experience, The Christian Jerusalem Day Banquet, and The Watchman on the Wall program with Reverend Robert Stearns of Eagles Wings, resulting in millions of Christians praying & supporting Israel and the Jewish people.

Prior to his calling in the field of Jewish-Christian relations, Mr. Nekrutman’s professional career ranged from working for the City Council of New York as a Legislative Analyst to e-marketing for a major high tech company in Israel. He received a Bachelors of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, Mr. Nekrutman was accepted into Oral Roberts University’s Theology program, taking a Masters of Arts in Biblical Literature with a concentration in Judaic-Christian Studies.

Mr. Nekrutman resides in Netanya with his wife and three sons.
 
 
Bob O'Dell - High Tech Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Co-Founder of Root Source Online Learning Program
 
Bob O'Dell 
 
Bob O'Dell is a High Tech Entrepreneur and Philanthropist and is based in Austin, Texas, USA. He is the Co-Founder with Gidon Ariel of The Root Source Online Learning Program. 
 
 
Sondra Oster Baras - Director of Christian Friends of Israeli Communities Israel Office
 
 
Sondra Oster Baras was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio in an Orthodox Jewish home. She was educated at the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, a religious all-day school sponsored by the Cleveland Jewish Community. Upon Graduation from high school, Sondra studied religious studies at the Jerusalem College For Women in Israel. She completed her BA in History at Barnard College in New York. She obtained her J.D at Columbia University's School of Law. In 1984 after practicing Law in New York for a short time Sondra moved to Israel. Sondra continued her legal career in Israel after being accepted to the Israeli Bar. In 1985 the Baras' joined Neve Aliza, a group of North American Orthodox Jews that were building a new neighbourhood in the small Samarian town of Karnei Shomron.Sondra soon became an active member of the governing body of the group and moved into the new neighbourhood in 1987. Shortly thereafter, the first Intifada began and Mrs, Baras was drawn into activities advocating for the settlement movement. Since then, Baras has been an active spokesperson for the Communities of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Baras maintained contact with CFOIC Heartland since its inception in 1996 and in 1998 she opened the Israel Office in an effort to enhance the organisation's activities in support of the Communities of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Since then Sondra has been Director of the Israel Office coordinating much of CFOIC Heartland's Community Support Programs worldwide. CFOIC Heartland is the only Christian Organisation to focus exclusively on the Communities in the heartland of Biblical Israel. CFOIC Heartland raises funds for the Communities and encourages tourism to Biblical sites in these areas as well. They have become a resource in Israel for connecting Christians to the people of Biblical Israel, while working in close co-operation with Christian Organisations in the Land and with Jewish Organisations interested in linking with Christians from around the World.In addition to the main US and Israel offices. there are CFOIC offices in Germany and Holland. Sondra Oster Baras currently resides in Karnei Shomron together with her husband Edward who is a computer programmer and their five children.
 
Michael Palmer - Terrorism in Israel

On 23rd September 2011 Michael Palmer's 25 year old son Asher and his grandson Yonatan strapped in his car seat were murdered in a precisely plotted attack on the road between Kiryat Arba and Jerusalem. Terrorists laying in wait in their car hurled a rock at Asher's vehicle causing him to lose control and plummet off the road into a ditch killing him and Michael's grandson. Asher left behind a wife who was pregnant with the couple's second child.Originally the police said that the incident was an accident or an apparent suicide. Several days later it was revealed to the Palmer family that there was unequivocal evidence proving that this wasn't an accident or a suicide but pre-mediated murder carried out by a Palestinian terror cell.

According to security officials the gang had been practicing for a month, aiming and heaving heavy projectiles from car windows in preparation for the eventual targeting of an unassuming Israeli motorist whose passing car would be clearly marked with a yellow Israeli license plate. Many suggest that the authorities knew all along that this was a deliberate attack since they were monitoring the cell but downplayed the incident to avoid widespread panic. A short while later, Israel arrested six Palestinians in connection with the attack. Five of the Arabs are currently being charged in an Israeli military court with planning the murder while the sixth is being held for his role in approaching the mangled car and stealing Asher's gun as he his son were trapped and near death or had already died.

Despite the fact that the Palestinians being held for murder have lengthy nationalistically motivated police records for violence against Israelis, according to Michael Palmer the prosecution in the case is talking down expectations that the court will levy a just punishment against the perpetrators.
The Palmers fear a lenient sentence will be handed down for several reasons. Firstly, as mentioned above, this case is unique since it's the lone instance where a Palestinian is on trial for murder of an Israeli where the murder weapon is a rock.

But more so, according to Michael Palmer, he is pessimistic that justice will be served because in his words "according to the prosecution, the legal system's primary audience is the Palestinians and NGOs who support them, and [the justice system] is tailored to satisfy their criticism and is thus tilted towards leniency." Michael Palmer also admits that he is "astonished" that as the case advances along all the necessary steps of the legal process, he has found that the court has gradually expressed greater sensitivities towards the needs of the defendants, while at the same time seems to be "lacking comfort" showing the same compassion towards the late victims and victims familiy
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Dr. Pamela Peled - Journalist & Author

Dr. Pamela Peled

Dr. Pamela Peled was born in 1957 in South Africa where she grew up. At seventeen Pamela left home for Jerusalem, Israel to study English Literature at the Hebrew University. After completing her MA she taught for many years and received her PhD in Literature at Bar Ilan University.

She is a journalist, contributes to The Jerusalem Post and is the Health Editor of Esra Magazine. Pamela lectures at the IDC (Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya), the Beit Berl College in Israel and gives guest lectures in Europe, England and America. Pamela's latest novel 'For the Love of God and Virgins' examines living in Israel and coping with the sometimes distorted way the rest of the world views what goes on in the Middle East. Pamela lives near Tel Aviv with her husband and three daughters.

Elie Pieprz - National Campaign Director of iVoteIsrael

Elie Pieprz
 
Elie Pieprz has spent his professional career at the nexus of politics and faith. Elie has represented the Jewish communities of Judea & Samaria as the Yesha Council's, Director of External Affairs and has helped strengthen the US-Israel relationship through founding iVoteIsrael. His diversified professional career includes serving as a DC based lobbyist, producer of Tuesday Night Live in Jerusalem, real estate developer, and as a marketing coordinator for Microsoft. Elie and his wife Judith raise their three daughters in the Neve Aliza community in Samaria, Israel.
 
 
Nidra Poller - Journalist, Author & Speaker
 
 

Nidra Poller is an American writer and translator who has lived in Paris, France since 1972. She has contributed to English-language publications such as The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Front Page Magazine and The New York Suin. Nidra Poller has been described as a novelist, author of illustrated books for youth, and also a translator, notably of the philosopher, Emmanuel Levinas. Her writings include observations on society and politics, including the Muhammad al-Durah Incident and the Ilan Halami Trial.

Website:
http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.co.il/2012/07/brussels-2012-nidra-pollers-speech.html 
 
Keren Hannah Pryor - Author and Teacher of The Hebrew Langauge 
 
Keren Hannah Pryor
 
Website: http://his-israel.com/

David Rubin - Author, Speaker & ex-Mayor of Shiloh

David Rubin

David Rubin grew up in the United States where he was educated in the New York public school system and American universities and taught in schools in New York at college, secondary and elementary levels. About twenty years ago while pursuing a doctorate in Education at Columbia University David also carried out extensive research into Jewish history. He began to explore his roots in depth leading him to the conclusion that his future was not in the world of American academia but rather in the Land of Israel.

In 1992 David moved to the village of Shiloh in the heart of what the world media mistakenly refers to as "The West Bank". He built his home there and together with his wife is raising his growing family on a hilltop not far from Ancient Shiloh.

On 17th December 2001 David and his then three-year-old son were seriously wounded in a vicious shooting attack on their car by Muslim terrorists. They were miraculously saved from death and David now goes out to tell his horrific but inspiring story to the world along with the reality of what's happening in the Biblical Heartland.

David has established the Shiloh Israel Children's Fund to help the children who have been so traumatized by the terrorists' war against Israel. Funds raised to date have been used to provide direct aid to orphans who have lost parents through terror attacks, for bulletproof vests for children and to build playgrounds in the pioneering communities that have suffered the most from the terror war against Israel.

Susie Sandager - Corrie Ten Boom (who helped Jewish People to escape the Holocaust) Dramatic Presentation

Susie Sandager

Susie Sandager through her series of shows 'Time with Corrie Ten Boom' brings to life the legendary Corrie ten Boom. Each of the moving dramas recount or reflect on the ten Boom family's stand with the Jewish people during the darkest days of the Nazi years. Corrie's riveting tale of faith triumphing over evil is a story humanity needs to hear in these challenging times. In addition to her study of Holocaust history, Susie developed each of the presentations she enacts based on her study of the ten Boom family, interviews of those who knew Miss ten Boom as well as Miss ten Boom's own books, writings and recorded messages. Viewers of these shows are uplifted and deeply moved as Susie gives voice to the life and legacy of Corrie ten Boom.

 
Dr. Martin Sherman - Former Ministerial Adviser to The Israeli Government, Author and Political Analyst
 
Dr. Martin Sherman
 
Dr. Martin Sherman served for seven years in operational capacities in the Israeli Defense establishment.  He was a ministerial adviser to Yitzhak Shamir's government and lectured
for 20 years at Tel Aviv University in Political Science, International Relations and Strategic Studies.  He holds several university degrees: a B.Sc. (Physics and Geology), an MBA
(Finance), and a PhD in political science and international relations. He was the first academic director of the internationally renowned Herzliya Conference and is the author of two
books and numerous articles and policy papers on a wide range of political, diplomatic and security issues. He was born in South Africa and has lived in Israel since 1971.
Dr. Sherman is the Founder and CEO of the Israel Institute of Strategic Studies. He is one of Israel's foremost strategic policy analysts and a strong supporter of an Independent Jewish State.
 
 
Naomi Tsur - Former Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Environmentalist and Leader of Ometz Lev Political Party, Israel

Naomi Tsur

Naomi Tsur (Hebrew: נעמי צור‎; born 8th September 1948) is an Israeli environmentalist, politician and former Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem. As deputy mayor, Naomi Tsur was responsible for strategic planning, environmental protection, sustainability and historic conservation. She is the head of the new Ometz Lev Jerusalem party, that ran for the city council of Jerusalem in October 2013.

Before her term as Deputy Mayor she was the head of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel in Jerusalem and coordinator of the Sustainable Jerusalem organization. In this time, Tsur fought many public environmental and social battles. The most significant was her fight to prevent urban sprawl into the Jerusalem Hills. The urban sprawl meant adding 20,000 housing units, using a western Jerusalem beltway inside the green Jerusalem hills. After taking up office in the city hall, she led Jerusalem’s recycling revolution, and integrated urban nature into planning major projects of significant public areas, such as the Gazelle Valley Urban Nature Park and the Railway Park.


Canon Andrew White - 'The Vicar of Baghdad' - Reconciliation in Iraq & Israel

Canon Andrew White

Canon Andrew White was born in 1964 in Bexley, England. He studied at Ridley Hall, Cambridge and is the Vicar of St George's Church in the dangerous 'Red Zone' of Baghdad Iraq. He is the President of The Foundation For Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East and his main aim has been to try to maintain communication between Shia and Sunni leaders in Iraq to "gain the trust of key religious leaders on both sides in various conflict areas". He has worked on reconciliation in both Iraq & Israel and sees his role as trying to mediate and re-establish dialogue between conflicting groups. He is the husband of Caroline and father of Josiah & Jacob.

Website: http://frrme.org/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CanonAndrewWhite

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/vicarofbaghdad

David Wilder - Spokesman For The Jewish Community of Hebron
 
David Wilder 

David Wilder was born in New Jersey in the USA in 1954 and graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BA in History and teaching certification in 1976. He spent 1974-75 in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University and returned to Israel upon graduation.

For over sixteen years David Wilder has worked with the Jewish Community of Hebron. He is the English spokesman for the community, granting newspaper, television and radio interviews internationally. He initiated the Hebron internet project, including email lists of over 15,000 subscribers who receive regular news and commentaries from Hebron in English and Hebrew. David is responsible and continues to update the Hebron web sites, portraying various facets of Hebron, utilizing text, audio, video and pictures. He conducts tours of Hebron's Jewish Community and occasionally travels abroad, speaking at Hebron functions.

David Wilder is married to Ora, 'a Sabra' for 32 years. They lived in Kiryat Arba for 17 years and have resided at Beit Hadassah in Hebron for the past thirteen years. They have seven children and many grandchildren.

e-mail: hebron@hebron.org.il

websites: www.davidwilder.net www.machpela.com www.hebron.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/davidwilder

 
Kay Wilson - British Born Israeli Tour Guide, Jazz Musician, Cartoonist And Lecturer for The Global Justice Group  
 
Kay Wilson
 
Kay Wilson is a British-born Israeli tour guide, jazz musician and cartoonist. She is the survivor of a brutal terror attack that occurred while she was guiding in December 2010. Since the attack, she is in a demand as a motivational speaker and also speaks to audiences on issues of human rights and justice for victims of terrorism. She is a lecturer for Global Justice Group and is registered at the Israel Speakers’ Agency.

Website: http://www.letmypeoplegiggle.com/index.html

 
Yonatan Yagodovsky - International Dept. Director - Magen David Adom - Israeli Ambulance & Medical Service

Yonatan Yagodovsky

Yonatan Yagodovsky on the right of the above photo lives in Jerusalem and is the director of the International Department of Magen David Adom - the Israeli Ambulance & Medical Service at Tel Aviv.

Website: http://www.mdais.com/

Aran Yardeni - Israeli Archaeologist - The Temple Mount Sifting Project
 
Aran Yardeni 

Aran Yardeni was born in Jerusalem and graduated from the Bar Ilan University with a degree in Land of Israel Studies & Archeology. He has participated in various archeological excavations and has been actively involved in the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem.

Aran's Website: http://exploreisrael.info/tour_guide.htm

Temple Mount Sifting Project Website: http://templemount.wordpress.com
 

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