All listings reflect AFSI’s mission to educate the public on the truth about Israel and to advocate for a Whole and Sovereign Israel.
Thursday – April 15, 2021 | 7:00pm EDT
Chaim Weizmann, the Forgotten Founder: A Conversation with Jehuda Reinharz
Hear JRB’s editor Abraham Socher in conversation with distinguished historian Jehuda Reinharz. In 1985, the first volume of Reinharz’s Chaim Weizmann: The Making of a Zionist Leader was published. Praise and prizes followed, and in 1993, the second of three planned volumes was released. The highly anticipated third volume came out in Hebrew in 2020 and is forthcoming in English. Listen to this talk with Reinharz about the first president of Israel’s remarkable life for our April JRB Conversation on Yom HaAtzmaut. | Register HERE
Sunday – April 18, 2021 | 11:30am EDT
Yom Ha’Atzmaut in Times Square
Come join us as we celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday and paint Times Square in blue and white! The iconic big screens will feature the community, with music, performers and festive swag for the party. | RSVP and Full Schedule HERE
Sunday – April 18, 2021 | 1:00pm EDT
Should KKL Buy Land in the West Bank/Judea and Samaria?
The Confederation of United Zionists, Hanoar Hazioni, and JNS host this important discussion. Panel includes former Knesset members: Nachman Shai (Labor), Einat Wilf (Labor/Independence party), Michal Cotler-Wunsh (Blue & White) Yehuda Glick (Likud). Moderated by former Knesset member Dov Lipman and opened by Chairman of the Confederation of United Zionists David Yaari. Panel will discuss the status of the land in Judea and Samaria with a focus on the ‘settlement’ blocs and the question of where KKL should purchase land to plant forests and build new Jewish neighborhoods in this region. | Register HERE
Sunday – April 18, 2021 | 1:00pm EDT
The Israelite Origin of the Pashtun People
With Dr. Navras Aafreedi, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Presidency University, Kolkata. Dr. Aafreedi is the first person to make any worthwhile contributions to Jewish studies in the Urdu language, the lingua franca of almost all South Asian Muslims. He regularly podcasts in Urdu on Jewish themes. | Register HERE
Wednesday – April 21, 2021 |12:00pm EDT
Bridging the Divide Between American and Israeli Jewry
Featuring Jonathan Tobin. There was a time when the vast majority of American Jews were united in their unconditional support for the state of Israel. Unfortunately, that seems like a distant memory. Several polls have documented the divide that exists between many American Jews and Israel. Many of these polls have demonstrated that the further one gets from traditional Judaism, the less important the existence of the State of Israel is. | Register HERE
Sunday – April 25, 2021 |10:00am EDT
Celebrating the 101st Anniversary of the San Remo Conference
Why is educating about Israel’s Legal Rights to the land more important now than ever?
It is the antidote to Anti-Zionism. We repeat our plea to the government to Declare San Remo a National Holiday, called Yom San Remo. With panelists, Mort Klein, Eugene Kontorovich, Avi Bell, Doug Altabef and special greetings and surprise guests. Sponsored by Canadian’s For Israel’s Legal Rights, Im Tirtzu and the Zionist Organization of America. | Register HERE
Sunday – April 25, 2021 |10:00am EDT
Re-Discovering The Land of Israel: The Holy City of Hebron
A virtual tour of the tombs of our Patriarchs and Matriarchs, the ancient stairs and city gates where Abraham purchased the cave to bury Sarah, 1st and 2nd Temple period ruins, meet a soldier, and discover the modern development of Hebron. With tour guide David Sussman. | Register HERE
Sunday – April 25, 2021 |12:00am EDT
The Essence of Antisemitism
Congregation Nishmat Am Zoom webinar featuring Professor David Patterson, University of Texas at Dallas. Zoom Meeting ID: 895 7641 4272 | Zoom Passcode: NMAPS6 | On Zoom
Wednesday – April 28, 2021 | 12:00pm EDT (This is the rescheduled date)
Is Israel Heading Towards a Collision Course with the Biden Administration?
Featuring: Efraim Inbar, President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security and Founding Director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Featuring: Efraim Inbar, President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security and Founding Director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. To many observers, it appears that the United States is anxious to “just make a deal” with the Iranians, and that they do not understand Tehran’s history of negotiations. However, many who are forced to live in the Middle East, have looked at the results of the 2015 negotiations with the Islamic Republic, and may well believe that we, here, have little appreciation of the very real existential threat that Israel and our Gulf allies are under. That threat will only be enhanced if the talks, for any of a multitude of reasons begin to go awry. Professor Inbar discusses what the Israelis might well feel that they have to do to be able to survive. | Register HERE
Monday – May 10 , 2021 | 11:00am EDT
The Age of Tolerance – UAE and Israel in the Ever-Changing Middle East
With Professor Uzi Rabi, Director, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University. Convener: Dr. Ramy Aziz, Research Fellow, ISGAP. | Register HERE
Wednesday – May 12, 2021 | 12:00pm EDT
The Promise of the Negev – The Future of the Negev
With esteemed Historian, Author & the Biographer of David Ben Gurion, Professor Michael Bar-Zohar and special guest Dr. Shlomi Codish, Director General of Soroka Medical Center. Prof. Bar-Zohar will discuss The Future of the Negev. What’s next for one of the world’s most exciting and complex regions? | Register HERE
Sunday – May 23, 2021 | 10:00am EDT
Re-Discovering The Land of Israel: The Artist Colony of Tzfat
Let’s walk the winding alleyways of this mystical city together as we tour the city of Kabbalah. We will visit important synagogues, meet local artists, learn about Jewish mysticism from a leading Rabbi, and delve into its history both ancient and modern. With tour guide David Sussman. | Register HERE
Monday – May 24, 2021 | 11:00am EDT
A Look into Bernard Lewis’ ‘Semites and Anti-Semites’
With Frank Salameh of Boston College. Convener: Dr. Ramy Aziz, Research Fellow, ISGAP. In Arabic (with simultaneous English Translation). | Register HERE
Sunday – June 6, 2021 | 10:00am EDT
Re-Discovering The Land of Israel: The Old and the New in Tel Aviv/Jaffa
Described as the city that never sleeps, Tel Aviv is Israel’s financial capital. Let’s discover its roots, beaches, diversity, and the place where Israel’s independence was discovered. With tour guide David Sussman. | Register HERE
Sunday – June 27, 2021 | 10:00am EDT
Re-Discovering The Land of Israel: The Golan Heights
One of Israel’s most scenic areas. It boasts extinct volcanoes, Israel’s largest mountain, sits along the border of Israel, and has a rich Jewish history. This episode will feature Major Ya’akov Selevan (AFSI has had the pleasure of touring with Ya’akov) who will discuss with us the political climate of the Golan Heights. With tour guide David Sussman. | Register HERE
Previous AFSI Sponsored Events
The Big Lie of Khirbet Humsa: The Newest Version of Palestinian Authority/European Union TOXIC CONCOCTIONS
Under the headline “In thrice-demolished village, a Mideast battle of wills,” the AP reported that after its initial demolition in November, the Jordan Valley Bedouin encampment Khirbet Humsa was demolished again on February 2 and a third time on February 4. Naomi Kahn, Director of the International Division of the Israeli NGO, REGAVIM, gives us the real story of this Big Lie.
Recorded February 21, 2021 | Video HERE
Habithonistim – Helps Keep Jews Safe Everywhere
Canadian Anti-Semitism Education Foundation (CAEF) presents Israel’s Defense and Security Forum featuring Brigadier General (Ret.) Amir Avivi. Amir Avivi is the Founder and CEO of Habithonistim, comprised of more than 1,700 high ranking reserve and retired Officers, Commanders, and Operators of all Branches of the Israeli Security Establishment, focused on promoting the national security of the State of Israel. Israel’s existence and prosperity is crucial for Jewish safety and security around the world. Co-Sponsored by Habithonistim – Israel’s Defense & Security Forum, Americans For A Safe Israel, and Canadians For Israel’s Legal Rights.
Recorded January 28, 2021 | Video HERE
Jews Are Indigenous to Israel
Activist Ryan Bellerose sees Israel as “a light unto nations” and a formula for success.
Specifically, the State of Israel, whose establishment Bellerose considers the “greatest human rights story ever,” can offer a blueprint for securing land and rights for other indigenous tribes around the world.
Recorded February 10, 2021 | Video HERE
Israeli Elections: The Emerging Landscape | December 30, 2020
A discussion on the upcoming Israeli elections, the 4th time Israelis go to the voting booth in 2 years, with Dr. Mordechai Kedar. | Video HERE
United Jerusalem Forever | December 9, 2020
With Daniel Luria, Executive Director of Ateret Cohanim’s headquarters in Israel. He lives and breathes Jerusalem and tries to get the Jewish People involved in this vital national project of keeping a united Jerusalem in Jewish hands and strengthening Jewish roots in and around the Old City. AFSI Chizuk Missions regularly tour the Old City with Dan, marveling at the progress that Ateret Cohanim continually exhibits. | Video HERE
Sovereignty – What Are We Waiting For? | November 17, 2020
A timely discussion about Sovereignty with Co-Chairs of the Women in Green, Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover. Video HERE
Winning the Debate Over the Palestinian Arab/Israeli Conflict | November 4, 2020
Mendy Neeman’s presentations deal with the Palestinian Arab/Israeli conflict and demonstrate a unique way to easily address the most complicated issues. His latest presentation is about a personal experience which involved hosting senior members of the Palestinian lobby in Sweden. In this presentation he demonstrates the unique concept he used to easily address every single one of those questions, in a way that left them overwhelmed. | Video HERE
Israel’s Sovereignty Entitlements Under International Law in Respect to Jerusalem and the Disputed Territories | September 30, 2020
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
How Judicial Activism in Israel Endangers Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria | September 9, 2020
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
The Politics of Sovereignty | August 11, 2020
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
Zeev Jabotinsky Memorial and Tribute. Jabotinsky’s Legacy: More Relevant Now Than Ever | August 3, 2020
With guest speakers Yosef Ahimeir, Chairman of the Jabotinsky Institute in Israel, and Ofir Dayan, Student Activist for Israel. Video HERE
Can Israel Win the Propaganda War | July 20, 2020
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
Sovereignty: Legalities and Realities | July 13, 2020
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
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
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
The PA’s Exploitation of the Corona Crisis | June 3, 2020
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
The Art of Security with Marc Provisor | February 10, 2020
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.
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.
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