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Upcoming Events

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

Tuesday – Thursday – October 20 – 22, 2020 | 12:00pm EDT
Assessing the Role of Institutions in the Fight Against Antisemitism
A Jerusalem Center Strategic Roundtable that will focus on the roles of local, national, and international institutions regarding modern anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, which are frequently masked as political criticism of Israel. This institutionalized conflation has often legitimized anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic rhetoric and activity while sanctioning a lethal environment around the topics of Jews and the Jewish state. Ironically, and as a matter of deepening concern, these phenomena have continued even while European nations have adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. | Register HERE

Tuesday – Thursday – October 20 – 22, 2020 (Virtual. Note Jerusalem Times.)
World Zionist Congress: The 38th Zionist Congress  
The World Zionist Congress is the supreme ideological and policy-making body of the World Zionist Organization. It convenes once every five years in Jerusalem and brings together over 2,000 Zionist activists from around the world (750 delegates and twice as many alternates). This gathering represents the entire political and religious spectrum of the Zionist movement. Your delegate is Judy Freedman Kadish.
For schedules, times and more info, visit the official 38th Zionist Congress site

Wed/Thus – October 21 & 22, 2020 | 1:00pm EDT
Ancient Hatred, Modern Medium
The first-ever U.S. Government-sponsored event to focus on the troubling rise of online anti-Semitism. Hosted by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo. Featuring Elan Carr, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism and Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, plus more….The Internet has digitally connected our world in ways that have dramatically advanced the human condition. But these global connections are also vectors of societal ills, including anti-Semitism, the ancient hatred of Jews. The U.S. Department of State, with the goal of developing a unified response to this burgeoning menace, will bring together leaders of government, religious and civil society, social media platforms, and academia to devise effective counter-strategies that combat anti-Semitism while upholding America’s longstanding commitment to free speech. | RSVP to SEAS-RSVP@state.gov. Note: All sessions have been prerecorded and will be broadcast for the first time on the above dates. The Conference can be found at www.state.gov/anti-semitism-conference

Sunday – October 25, 2020 | 5:00pm – 10pm EDT
26th Rachel’s Children Commemoration Yahrzeit Of Rachel Imeinu
Mitvos, Midos and Miracles
Memorial Recognition of Helen Freedman, z”l. Featuring Rabbi Yonah Weinrib, Danny Finkelman and Keynote Speaker Rabbi Etan Tokayer. Dinner is sealed and gourmet packaged with choice of turkey, roast beef, sushi. Distancing and health guidelines observed. More info: 212-470-0967 | 718-648-2610 | 054-224-2649 or rachelschildren@gmail.com
Manhattan Beach Jewish Center | 60 West End Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday – November 18, 2020 | 7:30pm EST
The Meaning of Jewish Exceptionalism
Join Professor Ruth Wisse, recently retired from Harvard and now a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Tikvah Fund, for her continuing lecture series on “The Liberal Betrayal of the Jews.” For Jewish civilization to continue and flourish, every generation must reinforce Jewish ideas and Jewish values. Jews should embrace their exceptional role in human history and courageously accept what this requires of them. | Register HERE

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Previous AFSI Sponsored Events

September 30, 2020
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. | Video HERE

September 9, 2020
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

August 11, 2020
The Politics of Sovereignty

With Likud Minister of Knesset Ariel Kallner. MK Kallner’s top priority is the issue of Sovereignty throughout the entire land of Israel.  Video HERE

August 3, 2020
Zeev Jabotinsky Memorial and Tribute. Jabotinsky’s Legacy: More Relevant Now Than Ever
With guest speakers Yosef Ahimeir, Chairman of the Jabotinsky Institute in Israel, and Ofir Dayan, Student Activist for Israel. Video HERE

July 20, 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 Ariel 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

July 13, 2020
Sovereignty: Legalities and Realities
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. Together they bring an accurate assessment of the Sovereignty issue from both their unique and highly knowledgeable perspectives.  To accompany the meeting, 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. Video HERE

June 30, 2020
Jerusalem Must Remain the United Capital of the Jewish People
Arieh King, the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and Founder of the Israel Land Fund, in a lively conversation. At the vanguard of the movement for Sovereignty in JudeaSamaria and a United Jewish Jerusalem, Arieh has a unique and exciting perspective on the latest from Israel. Video HERE

June 21, 2020
Activism Updates From Israel
Israel activists heard the latest news from Israel. “The Temple Mount: Beyond the Status Quo” with Yaakov Hayman, Director of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation and “An Israel Insider’s View Right Now” with Aharon Pulver, Executive Director of the Israel Independence Fund. Video HERE

June 3, 2020
The PA’s Exploitation of the Corona Crisis
Naomi Kahn, Director of the International Division of Regavim, sits down with Judy Freedman Kadish, Executive Director of Americans For A Safe Israel for the latest news on Regavim’s work in protecting Israel’s national lands and the return of the rule of law to all areas and aspects of the land and its preservation. Video HERE

February 10, 2020
The Art of Security with Marc Provisor
The merging of art and security is a concept difficult to comprehend but Marc Provisor showed us how he does it. A counter terror security consultant and an artist living and working in Israel, he lectures and consults extensively regarding Israel’s security, terrorism, and the continuing challenges facing the Middle East and Western society.

December 4, 2019
AFSI Hosts A Special Evening With Im Tirtzu
Im Tirtzu’s CEO Matan Peleg and Chairman of the Board Doug Altabef on “From Jerusalem to New York: How BDS in Israel Impacts BDS in the US.” 

January 28, 2019
Americans For A Safe Israel/AFSI Hosts Regavim for a Special Evening Celebrating the Connection of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel

Regavim is an Israeli NGO dedicated to protecting Israel’s most precious resources and preserving Israeli sovereignty. An in-depth look at the issues shaping Israel’s future.

October 30 – November 5, 2018
AFSI Chizuk Mission to Israel – Parshat Chaye Sarah in Hebron

Wednesday – August 8, 2018
AFSI Sponsors Annual Memorial & Tribute to the Great Zionist Leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Ze’ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky (October 1880 – August 1940) was a giant of a Jewish history. A prophet, a fighter, an ideologue, a journalist; his vision remains an integral part of the State of Israel today. Guest Speakers: Aaron Klein, Israeli investigative reporter; Ron Edelstein, A former Betari and strong supporter of Israel. Read the post event write-up HERE.

April 17 – 25, 2018
AFSI Chizuk Mission: Yom Ha’Atzmaut  – 70th Anniversary Celebration of Israel’s Independence

March 13, 2018
AFSI Philadelphia is proud to sponsor Marc Prowisor “Beyond the Headlines…Behind the Scenes: An Insider View on the Security Situation on the Ground in Israel.” Mark is a security expert from Israel’s Shilo Region who speaks throughout the US. His primary focus is on the strategic and biblicaly significant Judea and Samaria regions that have been a hotbed of terrorist acts of violence against Jews.

February 19, 2018
AFSI protest demonstration against Mahmoud Abbas’ presence in the US, in NY, and his February 20 address to the UN Security Council.

February 14, 2018
AFSI’s Israel at 70 Lecture Series proudly sponsored Aharon Pulver, Executive Director of the Israel Independence Fund who spoke on “Thinking Out of the Box on Israel.” Followed by discussion of the burgeoning wine vineyards in Judea and Samaria and a tasting of wine samples

January 17, 2018
AFSI is a Proud Sponsor of Sovereignty Conference- RIBONUT
The Pub, Gula, Petach Tikvah, Israel. Helen Freedman, AFSI’s Co-Executive Director, in attendance. Lectures  in Hebrew with simultaneous translation in English.

January 3, 2018
AFSI sponsored a guided tour with Sami Steigmann, Holocaust survivor and noted speaker, of “Operation Finale-The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC
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