Friday, August 4, 2017

Truth About Israel Gala to take place in Boca Raton

Randall P. Lieberman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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The Truth About Israel is a not-for-profit company to educate and train the public about the facts of Israel in today's world.

The Truth About Israel was founded in 2013 by Ambassador Danny Ayalon based on his 25 years of experience at the forefront of Israeli public diplomacy and foreign affairs.

In his diplomatic career, Ayalon was an Israeli deputy minister of foreign affairs; a member of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament); the Israeli ambassador to the United States; and a foreign policy adviser to three Israeli prime ministers.

"Our mission is to advocate for Israel — covering the core values of the State of Israel, and the fundamental rights and justice for the Jewish people," Ayalon said. "Through the use of popular social media platforms, we promote Israel abroad and improve her standing in the international community.

"We prepare diplomats, students, businessmen and professionals for fighting delegitimization, BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) and incitement against Israel."

The Truth About Israel uses the prominent tools of social media to distribute information about Israel and fight the delegitimization challenges. It trains and provides the tools and knowledge to high school and university students, Israeli diplomats and professionals on missions abroad.

It also organizes and participates in conferences, summits and professional forums; the briefing of international media; and the establishment of curricula for high schools, colleges and universities.

The Truth About Israel continues to produce short, effective video clips (and short debates and lectures) about Israel and Israel-related subjects that are circulated on social media and classic media to enlarge their exposure — as well as through traditional means such as synagogues, churches and organizations.

To honor Ayalon and The Truth About Israel, Boca Raton businessman Steven Alembik has organized The Truth About Israel Gala to take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club (501 E. Camino Real).

The Truth About Israel Gala also will commemorate the 45th anniversary of the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in Germany on Sept. 5, 1972.

"We have been under attack for centuries," Alembik said. "Anti-Semitism, ignorance and hate permeate the landscape — with Radical Islamic fundamentalists wanting all infidels to perish from the Earth."

"This is the right time to celebrate who and what we are," Alembik continued. "This is time to stand for something — or you could end up falling for anything. Danny Ayalon's Truth About Israel is a message that needs to be spread worldwide.

"We also want to advocate for the rights of the State of Israel as the birthplace of organized religion. Besides the Jewish people, Jesus was born in Israel and all his Christian followers also have a stake in the existence of Israel."

The speakers will educate guests about the 1972 Munich Massacre — when six Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorists known as Black September took hostage then later executed 11 Israeli Olympic athletes.

The speakers also will discuss the core values of the State of Israel and highlight the fundamental rights of the Jewish people. ...

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