Events

12:00 pm
New Frontiers in the Space Race

NASA and the Israel Space Agency have been collaborating for many years but have now reached a new stage of partnership where both public and private initiatives are planned and advanced. While the Space.IL project last year advanced Israel internationally as one of only four countries to reach the Lunar orbit, numerous commercial, educational, medical, environmental and technological initiatives are continuing to be developed. Israel continues to contribute valuable scientific and technological innovations for this global effort and is now preparing to send the second Israeli on a space mission.This program will examine the importance of space collaboration between the two countries and the international space station from the perspective of the Chief Scientist of NASA and the head of International relations for the Israel Space Agency.In addition, we will showcase several technology breakthroughs in the "New Space" industry from Israeli entrepreneurs in the fields of:Remote SensingMicro-laboratories in spaceMicro- satellite communicationsInspiring next generation students in STEM fields Streamed live from Israel and the United States, the program will feature: Greetings by: Dr. Andy DavidDirector of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & TechnologyMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Israel Gil PellegSenior Advisor on Strategy and International CooperationIsraeli Space Agency Dr. Jacob CohenChief ScientistNASA Ames Research Center Daniel RockbergerNSLComm Kfir DamariSerial Entrepreneur and Co-FounderSpaceIL Dr. Yossi YaminNew-Space EntrepreneurFounder, SpacePharma SA Lauren GuyCTO & FounderUtilis Corp. Host: Wayne L. FirestoneExecutive DirectorAmerica-Israel Friendship League Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.

12:00 pm
A Song of Peace: Begin’s Vision and Egypt Today

The 1979 Peace Treaty, brokered by the United States, between Egypt and Israel is one of the hallmark foreign policy accomplishments of Prime Minister Menachem Begin.This webinar explores and examines the resolve of Begin, and the risks he took, in order to achieve a peace among enemies. Almost 42 years later, what does that peace look like? After sharing a clip from the documentary film, A Song of Peace, we will facilitate a lively discussion between the Israeli filmmakers and two leading Israeli experts on Egypt. This film is part of a trilogy on the legacy of Menachem Begin. Our experts include a former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt and the current Director of the Israeli Academic Center in Cairo. The panel discussion will cover: What motivated Begin to take the risk for peace?What were the challenges that subsequent Israeli peacemakers encountered?Do most Egyptians oppose the Peace Agreement with Israel and is there noticeable hostility, from the common man on the street, towards Israel and Israelis?What is the purpose and status today of the Israeli Academic Center in Cairo? Streamed live, the program will feature:Gabriel M. Rosenbaum, PhD, Professor EmeritusDept. Of Arabic Language and LiteratureThe Hebrew University of JerusalemLevi Zini Documentary DirectorProducer and Artistic AdvisorAmbassador Haim Koren Former Israel Ambassador to the Republic of Egypt Wayne L. FirestoneExecutive DirectorAmerica-Israel Friendship LeaguePlease share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.