A Knock At The Door: A Conversation with a POW/MIA Negotiator

We have all observed with intrigue and great fascination, hostage negotiations from the comfort of our home onscreen during popular films and television series. However, have you ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes of the real-life negotiations of this nightmare in times of war and peace, for the lives of soldiers, journalists and even humanitarian workers caught behind enemy lines?

Ory Slonim’s involvement in Israel’s intensive quiet diplomacy to determine the status of prisoners of war (POWs) and those missing in action (MIAs) spans his 30-year career. His empathy and emotional intelligence have helped him give support and build longstanding relationships with the families of the missing throughout his career.

During Ory’s conversation with his friend and colleague Ambassador Dan Gillerman, we will learn about his new book, A Knock At The Door and hear the story of his background, his career and relationships with his pro bono clients.

We will also learn:
What drove him to leave behind a highly successful legal career in service of his country and fellow man
The meaning behind his symbolic annual salary of one single shekel
How he became the central address and international ‘door knocker’ for these types of scenarios

Streamed live, the program will feature:
Ory Slonim

Ambassador Dan Gillerman

America-Israel Friendship League, Israel

Wayne Firestone
Executive Director
America-Israel Friendship League

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