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In this edition of Straight Facts, we hear about new possibilities in Gaza with Col (res) Grisha Yakubovich, we hear from legendary French philosopher, Bernard Henri Levy about modern anti-Zionism and the exceptional nature of Israel, we bust more myths about Israel, read more about what our phenomenal Chaverot are doing to improve the status of women and more.
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How to change the reality in Gaza – interview with Col (res) Grisha Yakubovich:
Col. (res) Grisha Yakubovich spent the majority of his 30 years in the IDF in the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), which promotes and implements the policy of the Israeli Government in civilian matters in the West Bank and Gaza. In this interview with Deputy Fathom editor Calev Ben-Dor, Yakubovich argues that the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) need to put aside political arguments in order to advance practical steps that can alleviate the situation in these territories.
Bernard Henri Levy speaks about Israel’s exceptional future:
In his latest book, French philosopher, Bernard Henri Levy talks about modern anti-Semitism or anti-Zionism and also about the remarkable State of Israel. Here is an excerpt from his book:
Debunking more false assumptions about Israel:
There are so many misconceptions about Israel in the media and in general discourse. Israel’s premier think tank, the Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs, debunks more false assumptions here:
NGO Committee on the Status of Women - Written Statement submitted to UN Women for CSW 61
Economic empowerment of women is essential to enhance gender equality and secure women’s equal status and participation in every professional, social and political field. Access to resources is as important for achieving independent lives as education, ability or place of origin, and the contribution of women as equal partners in modern economies is a prerequisite for sustainable development. Read the rest of the statement below:
NGO Monitor: Annual Report for 2016
Watchdog, NGO Monitor have released their annual report for 2016 showing who the major funders of organizations that support effort to de-legitimise the State of Israel. Read more in the report below:
Talking Tachlis – Interview with Dr Elana Heideman of the Israel Forever Foundation
In this latest episode of World WIZO “Talking Tachlis” I chatted with Israel Forever Foundation Executive Director, Dr. Elana Heideman. We spoke about 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, the legacy of Elie Wiesel z”l and the 2017 International Holocaust Memorial Day.
Missed an episode of Talking Tachlis? You can view them here:
You can view interviews with Stand With Us, Col. Olivier Rafowicz, HonestReporting and more: