Meir Dagan will share with the BINA community his experience as former Director of the Mossad and discuss his insights for electoral and governmental reform in Israel. Approximately 10 bills calling for a controversial regional elections in Israel, were presented to the Knesset between 1958 and 1988 and were all rejected by small parties. Mr. Dagan has recently founded Yesh Sikui (“There is a chance”) to spark a public debate to reevaluate Israel's political system.
One month into the New Year, Israel finds herself in a period of unprecedented international and regional uncertainty coupled with domestic concerns with the social, economic and democratic state of Israel. Member of Knesset, Yoel Hasson will hold an exclusive briefing for the BINA community to address some of these key issues. He will discuss the Global Economic Crisis and Israel's Challenged Democracy and share with us his vision to strengthen Jewish Peoplehood.
In this talk, you will learn that “Facebook is not just a ‘book;’ it’s a FACE with a book and that gives a STORY.” The best way for you to advocate for Israel is by telling a story. It is more enticing, people will listen, and no one can critize it. By being on the front-lines of social networks, you are on the front-lines of Israel’s media war. The power is not in the news anymore, “the power is in the story.”
“87% of Americans under the age of 30 report that they rely on social networks as the sole source for their news consumption.” The future leaders of America are on social networks, and this is where pro-Israel activists need to be. But this new war-front takes proper planning, an objective and attention, in order to make a real difference. In the social media war, where Israel is lagging, and with only 10-20 seconds to reach your audience, learn how you can effectively confront the misinformation and delegitimization the anti-Israel network is producing.
In the world of Israel advocacy, there are “Saints, Sinners and Salvageables;” One must be motivated, one ignored, and the other persuaded. In the small window of opportunity you have to get your message across, how do you get people to listen? And how do you communicate in 3 different ways? In this talk, learn how to communicate to a broader audience as an effective messenger and get those who don’t care, to care – even if it is just little.
The Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles is one of Israel’s largest diplomatic missions in the world and covers the entire Southwest region of the United States. The Consulate focuses its advocacy efforts on issues of the conflict and beyond the conflict, including cultural events. The Consulate is a resource to confront the challenges the pro-Israel community faces by providing speakers, running new projects, movies and documentaries, and much more. In this talk, learn about what the Consulate has to offer and how you can leverage their resources to further your advocacy work.
Communal housing (AKA co-housing) in its various forms, is catching on like wildfire, especially given what society is experiencing now with the Great Recession — "boomerang" children, young families, and aging baby boomers who suffer from unemployment, unaffordable housing, and physical isolation exacerbated by suburban sprawl. While the movement gained recognition in Denmark in the 1960s, co-housing is also a thoroughly Jewish concept rooted in the historical shtetls of Europe, and Israeli kibbutzim — housing and community resources...
Since the creation of the State of Israel, the relationship between Israelis and Jews living abroad was based on the tacit agreement that Israeli's would build and defend Israel while Jews abroad would sustain it through financial support. With globalization transforming mass communication and Israel maintaining one of the strongest economies in the world, does this tacit agreement make sense today? How can Israel and the Jewish People build a stronger and more appropriate relationship for the next generation?
From all the terrible news typically coming out of reports from Israel and the West Bank, a March 15 article from Bloomberg Press, struck a happier note. For advocates of public diplomacy between Israelis and Palestinians, corporate diplomacy could be a key factor in restarting the peace process. The article, titled “Israeli Technology Company Turn to West Bank for Outsourcing,” highlights the unspoken and growing partnerships between Israeli and Palestinian high-tech firms. According to the article, outsourcing of this type has occurred over the past decade and even more...
Team SpaceIL is a private non-profit venture competing in the Google Lunar X Prize (an unmanned private r...ace to the moon). We believe that a victorious participation in this competition is a national mission that will promote scientific awareness amongst Israeli youth, as well as develop the Israeli space industry -- a key element in Israel’s economy and national security. The American space program sparked the imagination of an entire generation in the U.S. We hope that our project will inspire Israeli children in a similar way. Our goal is to win the competition in order to direct the...