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For more than 50 years, we have pioneered an everlasting bond between the people of the United States and Israel.

After half a century, the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) still operates like a new and nimble startup. While we remain true to our long-time mission of “making friends for Israel”, we constantly pivot and adjust to the changing times.

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Celebrating 50+ Years of Impact

Beyond making friends, our mission is to increase Americans’ understanding of the contemporary Israel story – its entrepreneurship, culture, medical research, environmental protection initiatives, and so much more. This is a story unknown to most Americans, because the media usually presents Israel principally through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Broadening that lens is critical to building greater appreciation and support for Israel.

PARTNERS FOR DEMOCRACY AWARDS

50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

NOVEMBER 17, 2021

THE PLAZA HOTEL · NEW YORK CITY

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PARTNERS FOR DEMOCRACY HONOREES PAST & PRESENT

President George W. Bush
2021 Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

President Reuven Rivlin
2021 Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

NASDAQ
2021 Kenneth J. Bialkin Award Honoree

TASE
2021 Kenneth J. Bialkin Award Honoree

Vice President HUBERT HUMPHREY
2021 Herbert Tenzer Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Congressman Herbert Tenzer
2021 Herbert Tenzer Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Lally Graham Weymouth
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Shari Arison
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Henry Kissinger
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Morris Kahn
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Dr. Stanley Fischer
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Mortimer B. Zuckerman
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Lilach Asher-Topilsky
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

President George W. Bush
2021 Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

President Reuven Rivlin
2021 Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

NASDAQ
2021 Kenneth J. Bialkin Award Honoree

TASE
2021 Kenneth J. Bialkin Award Honoree

Vice President HUBERT HUMPHREY
2021 Herbert Tenzer Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Congressman Herbert Tenzer
2021 Herbert Tenzer Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Lally Graham Weymouth
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Shari Arison
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Henry Kissinger
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Morris Kahn
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Dr. Stanley Fischer
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Mortimer B. Zuckerman
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Lilach Asher-Topilsky
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

UPCOMING EVENTS

What’s Happening?

Virtual Tour: This Month @Beit Alpha and Beit She’an

This month’s virtual tour takes us north to one of the oldest cities in Israel, Beit She’an which boasts twenty-five layers of civilization and was until recently the largest archeological site in Israel. 

Our tour also takes us to the northern slopes of the Gilboa Mountains to the sixth-century CE Talmudic synagogue of Beit Alpha and its famous zodiac mosaic. We will also learn about the Makuya, a group of Japanese Christian Zionists while visiting the sculpture garden they created.

During this tour we will learn about:

  • The significant role Beit She’an played because of its location
  • The 749BC earthquake that destroyed Beit She’an
  • How the Beth Alpha synagogue was uncovered in 1928 by members of the nearby Kibbutz Hefzibah
  • The two dedicatory inscriptions in Aramaic and Greek at the entryways of the synagogue
  • Who were the Makuya?

Streamed live, the program will feature:

Reuven Solomon
Master Tour Guide

Moderator:

Wayne Firestone
Webinar Host
America-Israel Friendship League

Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL’s Facebook page.

Jan 23 @ 12:00 EST

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The Ghetto Fighters’ House: Holocaust Remembrance in Israel

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day we invite you to virtually tour a unique Holocaust educational resource in Northern Israel.

During this webinar we will be introduced to The Ghetto Fighters’ House, which is not only the first Holocaust museum in the world but also the first of its kind to be founded by Holocaust survivors. The museum provides its visitors, both from Israel and abroad, a unique experience, going beyond the grief and horror to make evident Antek Zukerman’s declaration in the first National Gathering for Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day that took place on the Ghetto Fighters’ Kibbutz:  “We came here to build homes filled with life.” 

In 1995, the Yad LaYeled Children’s Memorial Museum was established at the Ghetto Fighters’ House to commemorate the memory of the Jewish children who perished during the Holocaust. 

Our guide, the museum’s Director of Pedagogy, Yaron Tzur will give a virtual tour of the Hall of Camps and present one of the installations in the exhibition “Facing the Glass Booth”, which holds the booth that shielded Nazi War criminal Adolf Eichmann during his trial in Israel in 1961-1962.

The presentation and discussion will: 

  • instill knowledge and understanding of the events that took place during the Holocaust 
  • provide a deeper understanding of the human and universal meaning of the Holocaust both within and beyond Israeli society 

Streamed live, the program will feature:

Madene Shachar
Educator and Guide

Yaron Tzur
Director of Pedagogy

Moderator:

Wayne Firestone
Webinar Host
America-Israel Friendship League

Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL’s Facebook page.

Jan 30 @ 12:00 EST

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AIFL Newsletters

Edition #37 | 10/05/21

50 Year Gala Celebration—and Counting

Considering or making plans to be in NYC on November 17th? We invite you to join us at The Plaza Hotel with Presidents Bush and Rivlin, the heads of NASDAQ and TASE and family members….

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Edition #36 | 09/10/21

New Mile High Friends of AIFL

Naomi Reinharz, Chief Development Officer of AIFL, was in Denver recently, meeting….

All That Jazz!

We were so excited to partner with Carnegie….

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Edition #35 | 09/09/21

Partners for Democracy Awards Gala

Every year, we look forward with great anticipation to the America-Israel Friendship League’s (AIFL) annual Partners for Democracy Awards Gala. Our excitement is at a peak this year, as we are celebrating AIFL’s….

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Edition #34 | 09/03/21

Sweet and Safe New Year

In our 50th Year, AIFL is looking forward to celebrating with friends, family and allies alike.

In good times and hard times we have grown together to better understand the value friendship….

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AIFL partners with organizations throughout Israel and the United States on a broad array of topics that reflect the robust civil societies of both countries. This legacy has continued with the eAIFL webinar series, which connects innovative individuals and groups in unique programs that help leverage new audiences.