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What is Israel's ethos? Contributing to the world, responding to crisis, and saving lives (at AIPAC Conference)

Jeff Gedmin, Amb Gil Haskel, Avi Jorisch, Sivan Borowich, Yotam Polizer
"The Israeli Ethos: Contributing to the World, Responding to Crisis, & Saving Lives." Panel presented at AIPAC Policy Conference on March 3, 2018. (Video by JooTube.TV) 

In 1964, when President Lyndon Johnson welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol to the White House, he recognized that Israel and the United States “share many common objectives…chief of which is the building of a better world, a world in which every nation can develop its resources and develop them in freedom and in peace.” How has this spirit manifested itself in Israel’s interactions with other countries? Why is Israel ready – often within a few hours – to assist other nations in times of crisis, to save as many lives as possible? What are the United States and other nations learning from Israeli expertise, in areas ranging from innovation to agriculture? Our commentators discuss Israel’s commitment to creating a better world.

Moderator Jeff Gedmin, Georgetown University, welcomes Ms. Sivan Borowich-Ya'ari, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of "Innovation: Africa"; Avi Jorisch, author of "Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World"; Yotam Polizer- Co-Chief Executive Officer - IsraAID ; Amb. Gil Haskel, Depty Dir of Foreign Ministry and Director of Mashav- the Israeli Agency for Int'l Development & Cooperation, and the Israeli Aid Agency. Presented
 at AIPAC Policy Conference on March 3, 2018. 

Question and Answer session continues: "The Israeli Ethos: Contributing to the World, Responding to Crises, and Saving Lives" 

Christian-Israeli documentarian, Erin Zimmerman, directed
CBN's"To Life- How Israeli Volunteers are Changing the World" 
At the National Religious Broadcasters' Proclaim Convention, CBN introduced a new documentary which their Israel Bureau produced titled "To Life- How Israeli Volunteers are Changing the World," directed by Erin Zimmerman. 

"To Life" -How Israeli Volunteers Are Changing the World" brings you an amazing look at five Israeli organizations changing people’s lives across the globe. In keeping with the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam (“repairing the world”), Israel has been at the forefront of humanitarian and disaster relief work since the 1950s, less than a decade after becoming a nation. Since then, the Jewish state has provided humanitarian aid to millions of people in 140 countries around the world.

At NRB's Israel's 70th Independence tribute luncheon, we asked Gordon Robertson why CBN produces pro-Israel news and documentaries- and why theirs have consistently been the most reliably objective - - not distorted by anti-Zionist leftist propagandists, an endemic problem among mainstream international news reporters and outlets.

Featuring stunning cinematography and moving interviews, "To Life" follows Israeli volunteers in Uganda, Nepal, Greece, Kurdistan, and the Palestinian territories. Watch the entire five-part short-film series which aired on CBN News during April 2018.

Playlist includes full 1:28 min documentary, followed by the individual segments which comprise it: 2) Innovation: Africa; 3) Springs of Hope; 4) IsraAID; 5) Israel Defense Forces; 6) Save a Child's Heart; 7) the 4-minute trailer;  8) the 1-minute teaser trailer; and 9) CBN News' previews of "To Life."