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 – September 30, 2021 | 2:00pm EDT
Webinar with Sarah Idan, Miss Iraq
Sarah Idan was crowned Miss Universe Iraq in 2017. During the pageant, Sarah posed for a photograph with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, and shared it on Instagram. Immediately following the post, Sarah received a barrage of hateful comments and death threats directed at her and her family. In 2019 she was named an Ambassador for Peace by U.N. Watch and took her activism to the U.N. in Geneva to call out anti-Semitism and bias against Israel.
Friday – October 3, 2021 | 2:00pm EDT
Uncovering Banksy: Turning the World’s Most Famous Street Artist Pro-Israel
Americans United with Israel and the Atlanta Israel Coalition host this event. With guest speaker Craig Dershowitz, Chief Executive Officer of Artists 4 Israel and President of the Healing Arts Kits and Healing Ink. According to the internet, “Banksy” is an anonymous England-based street artist, political activist, and film director whose satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His seemingly random art installations regularly make headlines every year, and many illustrate the Israel-Palestine conflict in a way no artist has been able to before.
Arlene Kushner, author, blogger, freelance writer and investigative journalist, has a master’s degree in counseling. In the 1990s, she worked with the American Association for Ethiopian Jews, and wrote two books on Ethiopian Jews. After her aliya 20 years ago, she began work with the Israel Resource News Agency, providing in-depth reports on UNWRA; during that time, she wrote a book, Inside the PLO and the Palestinian Authority.
In 2013, with Jeff Daube, she co-founded the Legal Grounds Campaign, which, for years, did lobbying in the Knesset to promote Israel’s rights to the Land. The Campaign also initiated a course for Israeli law students, providing them with top-notch academic and professional lectures on Israel’s rights; that course is on-going.
In recent years she has devoted herself to her frequent postings and her blog https://arlenefromisrael.info, which is dedicated to providing critical information about Israel.
Wednesday & Thursday – October 6 – 7, 2021 | All Day
Chidon HaTanach: The International Bible Quiz For Adults
The Ministry of Education, jointly with The World Zionist Organization and The American Zionist Movement invite American Jewish adults (age 22+) invite you to participate in the International Bible Quiz for Adults. More info HERE.
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Previous AFSI Sponsored Events
American and Israeli Political Scene: What’s the Outlook?
With Aharon Pulver, Executive Director of the Israel Independence Fund (IIF). Aharon has lived in Israel for 40 years, a time span that has provided him with the proximity, contacts, connections and understanding necessary to spearhead the IIF’s mission.
Recorded August 18, 2021 | Video HERE
Defending and Securing Israel for Generations to Come
With Brigadier General (res.) Amir Avivi, CEO and Founder of Habithonistim. In February 2020 Amir founded Habithonistim, a group that has quickly grown to over 2000 high ranking reserve officers and current IDF personnel.
Recorded August 11, 2021 | Video HERE
Annual Zeev Jabotinsky Memorial and Tribute with Nerya Meir
Nerya Meir is the Head of Diaspora Department at the World Zionist Organization. Prior to this he was the CEO of the World Betar movement.
Recorded July 21, 2021 | Video HERE
US Conditions UNWRA and PA Funding. About Time! With David Bedein
The US administration has asked Congress to resume funding UNRWA and the Palestinian Authority without any real conditions. Hear updates from David Bedein, who has been at the forefront of exposing the UNRWA problem.
Recorded June 10, 2021 | Video HERE
Why An American Orthodox Rabbi Made His Home in the Arab World
Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie joined the Jewish Council of the Emirates with a vision to create critical Jewish infrastructure for the local community. Hear his first-hand experience and personal perspective on Jewish life in the UAE.
Recorded May 25, 2021 | Video HERE
The Big Lie of Khirbet Humsa: The Newest Version of Palestinian Authority/European Union TOXIC CONCOCTIONS
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
Jews Are Indigenous to Israel
Activist Ryan Bellerose sees Israel as “a light unto nations” and a formula for success and offers a blueprint for securing land and rights for other indigenous tribes around the world.
Recorded February 10, 2021 | Video HERE
Habithonistim – Helps Keep Jews Safe Everywhere
Brigadier General (Ret.) 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. Presented by Canadian Anti-Semitism Education Foundation (CAEF). 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
Israeli Elections: The Emerging Landscape
A discussion on the upcoming Israeli elections, the 4th time Israelis go to the voting booth in 2 years, with Dr. Mordechai Kedar.
Recorded December 30, 2020 | Video HERE
United Jerusalem Forever
With Daniel Luria, Executive Director of Ateret Cohanim’s headquarters in Israel. AFSI Chizuk Missions regularly tour the Old City with Dan, marveling at the progress that Ateret Cohanim continually exhibits.
Recorded December 9, 2020 | Video HERE
Sovereignty – What Are We Waiting For?
A timely discussion about Sovereignty with Co-Chairs of the Women in Green, Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
Recorded November 17, 2020 | Video HERE
Winning the Debate Over the Palestinian Arab/Israeli Conflict | November 4, 2020
Mendy Neeman is an authorized speaker on geopolitics for Birthright and a staff member at the C.P.D.H. (Center for Public Diplomacy and Hasbara). His presentations deal with the Palestinian Arab/Israeli conflict and demonstrate a unique way to easily address the most complicated issues.
Recorded November 4, 2020 | Video HERE
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 highlights 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.
Recorded September 30, 2020 | 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.
Recorded September 9, 2020 | Video HERE
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.
Recorded August 11, 2020 | Video HERE
Zeev Jabotinsky Memorial and Tribute. Jabotinsky’s Legacy: More Relevant Now Than Ever
Yifa Segal, Director of The International Legal Forum, moderated this tribute to the great Zionist leader Zeev Jabotinsky. With guests Yosef Ahimeir, Chairman of the Jabotinsky Institute in Israel and Ofir Dayan, Student Activist for Israel.
Recorded August 3, 2020 | Video HERE
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. 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.
Recorded July 20, 2020 | Video HERE
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.
Recorded July 13, 2020 | 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.
With Yaakov Hayman, Director of the Temple Mount Foundation and Aharon Pulver, Executive Director of the Israel Independence Fund, to bring you insider news from Israel.
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.
Recorded June 3, 2020 | 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.
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