November 2020 -- Cheshvan-Kislev 5781,  Volume 26, Issue 11

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“Behind the Headlines,” Explores the Growing Impact of the IDF

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) announces a new, diverse virtual series titled “Behind the Headlines.” The special series aims to provide exclusive access and insights into Israeli news and newsmakers, delivered by the people who actually shape the events. The series will also shed light on the growing impact of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on all aspects of Israeli society and on new frontiers.

 

The series will include online events including Thursday, November 19, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who will talk about Israel’s recent historic peace treaties and share stories from the UAE treaty negotiations. Friedman will be interviewed by FIDF National Director and CEO Steven Weil.

 

On Tuesday, December 1, Col. Yuval Moshe, Chief of the IDF Southern Command Engineering Corps, will discuss the unearthing of terror tunnels. On Tuesday, December 8, IDF International Spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus will discuss fighting media bias against Israel. On Tuesday, December 22, Former Head of the IDF Central Command Maj. Gen. Nadav Padan will join to discuss “Cyber Warfare: The New Dimension in Modern War.” Both Padan and Friedman will explore the military and diplomatic effects of the unique relationship between the U.S. and Israel. On Tuesday, December 29, a senior IDF commander will share experiences of combat soldiers serving along the Northern border.

 

“There are so many Israel and IDF supporters across America who follow the Israeli news on a daily basis and are deeply invested in the way things unfold on the other side of the ocean,” said FIDF National Director and CEO Steven Weil. “We wanted to provide these supporters with unique access to the details behind processes, policies, and important decisions directly from the people who affect the reality in Israel.”

For more information on each event and to register, visit:

www.fidf.org/covid19/engage