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Straight Facts #2

The facts that you need to know! WIZO is committed to helping you to become great Ambassadors for Israel.
Edition #2

April 06, 2016

Shalom Chaverot,

As I write this, we in Israel are reeling at the news of the terror attack in Brussels. Our hearts are with the Belgian people and our chaverot. Israelis understand all too well the effects of terrorism and we stand shoulder to shoulder with communities around the world who have endured it.

This is an important information toolkit that you can share with your federations and members of your community, especially students. I hope it is of service to you. Don’t forget to share this information with your friends. Your comments and questions are always welcome at:

Wishing you and your families Chag Pesach Sameach.

Warm regards.

Rolene Marks

World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbarah


Understanding the complexities of the Arab – Israeli conflict:

The Arab-Israeli conflict is one of the most complex and misunderstood in the world, with many delicate nuances. David Harris, Executive Director of the AJC has compiled this “guide for the perplexed":


Does Israel Apartheid Week really pose a threat to Israel?

Israel Apartheid Week winds its way onto campuses around the world every March. It brings with it a week of intimidation and threats for Jewish students, many of whom feel too threatened to fight back. But how much of a threat does Israel Apartheid Week pose to Israel? Read the article below:

Missed AIPAC? We have you covered!

This year’s AIPAC convention was one of the most anticipated in recent history. With speeches given by presidential hopefuls including Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and others, all eyes were on them and how they could affect future foreign policy on Israel should they be elected. If you missed the speeches, here they are:

Combatting hate speech in Europe

How will the Council of Europe combat hate speech while safeguarding the freedom of expression? The Council of Europe's anti-racism commission has compiled their policy recommendations. Read them here:

Recommended Reading:

A great resource from HonestReporting – understanding media bias and how we can be pro-active. This book is available from Amazon for $5.


The "BDS Toolkit – What you need to know" is up! You can view it here: