Mission Statement

Beyond making friends, our mission is aimed towards increasing 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 almost always presents Israel principally through the lens of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. Broadening that lens is critical to building greater support for Israel.


United States Board

Honorary President

Mortimer B. Zuckerman

Honorary Chair, Executive Committee

Dr. Charlotte K. Frank

Vice Presidents

Doron Cohen

Dr. June B. Dempsey

Secretary

Hon. Robert Abrams

Executive Director

Wayne L. Firestone

Directors
  • Lisa Anastos
  • George Arzt
  • Ronald S. Baron
  • Elsa Ben-Shimon
  • Lisa Bialkin
  • Len Blavatnik
  • Catherine Carlton
  • J. Morton Davis
  • Dr. Jacob A. Frenkel
  • Tsvi Gal
  • James S. Gertler
  • Amb. Dan Gillerman
  • Gary Gladstein
  • Malcolm Hoenlein
  • Gol Kalev
  • Andrew Kerai
  • Amb. Ronald S. Lauder
  • Zohar Loshitzer
  • Alan Meltzer
  • Dr. David Milch
  • Rabbi Joseph Potasnik
  • Daniella Rilov
  • David Sable
  • Robert Rothenberg
  • Pamela Samuels
  • Rabbi Arthur Schneier
  • Dr. Allen Sessoms
  • Ralph Wanger
  • Josh S. Weston
  • Judy Yudof


Israel Board

Chairman of the Board

Amb. Dan Gillerman

Deputy Chairman

Maj. Gen (Ret.) Dani Rothschild

Executive Director

Ruby Shamir

Directors
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Orit Adato
  • Adi Amorai
  • Ambassador Uri Bar-Ner
  • Nava Barak
  • Jonathan Barsade
  • Mehereta Baruch Ron
  • Adv. Hanina Brandes
  • Dita Bronitsky
  • Hayim Cohen
  • Ruth Cheshin
  • Ofer Chodorov
  • Yossi Ciechanover
  • Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Amira Dotan
  • Itzhak Forer
  • Moshe Gaon
  • Dr. David Harman
  • Amir Hassoun
  • Avi Hochman
  • Noga Kainan
  • Itzhak Kaul
  • David Kolitz
  • Tali Koren
  • Elchanan (Nani) Maoz
  • Gabriel Menaged
  • Prof. Mordechai Mironi
  • Dr. Israel Peleg
  • Noga Perry
  • Shai Preminger
  • David Rubin
  • Noam Semel
  • Yigal Shefer
  • Shmuel Sisso
  • Adv. Navot Tel-Zur
  • Dr. Yossi Vardi
  • Peretz Winkler

*Due to government service, Mr. Gertler does not currently have official duties with AIFL.

Executive Staff


United States Office


Israel Office

  • Ruby Shamir

    Executive Director, AIFL Israel and Director of International Operations

    Tel: 011 972 3 642 4510

    Email: rshamir@aifl.org

  • Tali Koren

    Operations Director, Israel Office

    Tel: 011 972 3 540 1476

    Email: tkoren@aifl.org