SAVE THE DATE | Partners For Democracy Awards Gala | November 7, 2022

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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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cumulative viewers of AIFL webinars in 2021

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unique AIFL webinars through March 2022

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growth in AIFL constituents and donors through March 2022

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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 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?

An IDF Briefing – Multi-Arena General Strategic Assessment

Israel is facing today threats from multiple, new, and non-traditional fronts, many of which do not include a physical border with the state. These include non-state para-military organizations, sub-terranean infrastructure, cyber-threats and looming nuclear threats.

Join us for a briefing that evaluates current plans to build and increase the Israel Defense Forces’ ability to defend against these different fronts.

During this briefing we will learn about:

Potential threats and challenges that the IDF encounters
The means used by the IDF while facing the challenges and threats
The actions and means of terrorist organizations

Streamed live, the program will feature:

Lt. Col. Amnon Shefler

Moderator

Naomi Reinharz
Chief Development Officer
America-Israel Friendship League

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

Jun 01 @ 12:00 EST

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2022 YOUTH AMBASSADOR STUDENT EXCHANGE (YASE) – October 25th – November 22nd

 

The Youth Ambassador Student Exchange (YASE) program is the AIFL’s flagship educational program. Since 1977 the AIFL has conducted this formal binational educational exchange program in partnership with the Israel Youth Exchange Authority (IYEA, formerly known as the Public Council for the Exchange of Youth and Young Adults).

To date, over 5,000, predominantly non-Jewish, American high school students and their families have participated in this month-long exchange program where they gain the experience of living in each other’s country and home.

Each program is conducted around a current international theme (this year, TBD).

PROGRAM DATES: October 25th – November 22nd

Israeli Delegations arrive in the US October 25th

US Home Hospitality – October 25th to November 1st Tours/Lectures etc. Washington DC & NYC – November 1st – 7th

  • November 1st – 4th – Washington, DC
  • November 4th – 7th – New York

Israeli and American Delegations travel and arrive in Israel – November 8th

Tours/Lectures, etc. Jerusalem & Tel Aviv November 8th 14th

  • November 8th – 10th – Tel Aviv
  • November 10th – 14th – Jerusalem Home Hospitality – November 14th –21st

American Delegations Return to the US November 22nd

Oct 25 @ 6:20 EST

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AIFL Newsletters

Edition #Edition #42 | 01/19/22

AIFL New Year Highlights

Happy New Year! 2021 is behind us, and 2022 lies ahead.  We have much hope, mixed with trepidation.   AIFL closed out 2021 with much fanfare, as we celebrated our 50-year anniversary. . .

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Edition #Edition #41 | 12/02/21

One Month Left In AIFL’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Wednesday, November 17 was a remarkable day. We spent the morning at NASDAQ headquarters in Manhattan observing the annual Israel Day with leaders of New York-based Israeli startups . . .

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Edition #Edition #40 | 11/24/21

50 & Beyond– Todah And Thanks

What an incredible week in NYC. We were thrilled to welcome hundreds of our America-Israel Friendship League leaders, partners, and constituents from across the United States and Israel. . .

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Edition #Edition #39 | 11/22/21

Thank You For A Spectacular 50th Anniversary Partners For Democracy Awards Gala!

Wow. What an incredible week in NYC. We were thrilled to welcome hundreds of our America-Israel Friendship League leaders, partners, and constituents from across the United States and Israel to The Plaza Hotel in New York City last Wednesday …

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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.