Past Speaker Webinars
Rabbi Yotav Eliach | Webinar 11/1/2020
Israel and Zionism: Be a Player, Not a Fan!
For decades, the esteemed principal of Rambam Mesivta High School in Long Island has accumulated his teachings, writings, and those of many other scholars and rabbinical authorities, tracking the history of Israel. His seminal book, Judaism, Zionism, and the Land of Israel is the 4,000-year religious, ideological, and historical story of the Jewish nation brought into stunning clarity by a leading authority on the subject.
Ami Horowitz | Webinar 11/8/2020
What Jews Aren't Doing to Fight BDS?
Ami produced, directed and starred in the highly reviewed theatrical feature film “U.N. Me,” a documentary about the failure of the United Nations. He also produces edgy and powerful YouTube and Facebook videos that have garnered over 500 million views and that has affected global change. His work has been covered by nearly every major publication in the world. His videos have literally changed Swedish immigration policy, US trade policy and U.S. Education policy. He has traveled with Syrian immigrants across the Aegean ocean in a rickety raft, has been shelled by Ivorian rebels and shot at by Islamic Jihad.
Itamar Marcus | Palestinian Media Watch
How the Palestinian Authority is Abusing its Children
Itamar Marcus, director of Palestinian Media Watch, is one of the foremost authorities on the Palestinian Authority. He represented Israel in negotiations with the PA on incitement. His book Deception was acclaimed by the founder of Human Rights Watch, Robert Bernstein, as "one of the most important books you handle in your lives.” Marcus has received numerous awards and recognized among the world’s "top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life or the State of Israel," by The Algemeiner.
Daniel Pomarantz | Webinar 12/6/2020
What Jews Aren't Doing to Fight BDS?
As CEO of HonestReporting, Daniel manages the entire organization, its staff and programming: ensuring media accuracy regarding Israel, through critiques, direct coordination with journalists, missions to Israel, and pro-active communication on social and conventional media. Daniel also serves on the adjunct faculty at the Interdisciplinary Center University (IDC) in Herzliya.
Judea Pearl | Israeli-American computer scientist, author and philosopher and father of Daniel Pearl
Judea Pearl is a Chancellor Professor of computer science and statistics at UCLA, and President of the Daniel Pearl Foundation. Professor Pearl is a recipient of the A.M. Turing Award, often called the “Nobel Prize in Computing.” The foundations of modern artificial intelligence are built on his breakthrough work, paving the way for AI tech such as driverless cars and voice recognition software. He writes frequently on the middle east conflict and on reclaiming Israel image on US Campuses.
Student Panel Moderated by William Jacobson
Discussion with Students Battling Anti-Zionism on University Campuses
William A. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School, where he has taught since 2007. He is a graduate of Hamilton College and Harvard Law School. In 2008, he founded the Legal Insurrection website, one of the most influential conservative outlets. In 2019, he launched the Legal Insurrection Foundation, a nonprofit research and investigative group focused on promoting free speech and open dialogue, capitalism and free enterprise, and understanding the ‘intersectional left.’ He also was honored by Algemeiner magazine as one of the “Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life 2019.”
Asher Katz | Webinar
Former IDF soldier served in unit that searched for terrorist tunnels
Asher Katz, 22-years-old, is a graduate of the pre-army leadership academy of Ein Pratt and also studied at the Yeshiva of Otniel. In the course of his work, he was exposed to border communities that were in distress due to the security situation. In response, he started establishing "soldiers communities", groups of soldiers in active duty who took up residence in these challenged communities and spend their weekends fixing them up and strengthening their numbers and spirit. Their guiding belief is that if today's youth are presented with Zionist challenges that are tailored to their generation, they will rise to those challenges and build their adult lives around serving those missions.