Israel Affairs Committee
The mission of the Beth El Synagogue Israel Affairs Committee is to provide education about the thriving economy in Israel, the various accomplishments of Israel and to address threats to the existence and security of the State of Israel. We do not have a political agenda, and our programming strives to avoid being labeled as pro-Democratic or pro-Republican, or left or right wing. Rather, we are pro-Israel Zionists.
To see our upcoming events, go to the calendar page and select “Israel Affairs Committee”” under the event category menu.
The Israel Affairs Committee welcomes new members and invites you to join us and share your knowledge and thoughts on future programming. Please contact Rita Millner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links of Interest
Click here for “The Six Day War, Causes and Consequences”, by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America. Click here for The Times of Israel Article “10 Ways Israel is Treated Differently.” Click here for the New York Times article “Tunnels Lead Right to the Heart of Israeli Fear. Click here for the CNN World article “How the Iron Dome Blocks Rockets from Gaza, Protects Israelis.” Click here for a link to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speeh at AIPAC Policy Conference in March of 2014. Click here for AJC’s response to an academic boycott of Israel. Click here for a link to Elie Wiesel’s statement on a Nuclear Iraq. Click here for Elder of Ziyon – Israel News: EoZ Posters for “Apartheid Week.” Click here for IDF “combat cameraman” deployed to combat propoganda. Click here for Women Serving in the Israeli Air Force.
Cancer Diagnosis Tool: 2014 Technion-Haifa Professor Hossam Halk, an Israeli-Arab, has become the first to teach an online Arabic language course on nanotechnology and nanosensors. Thousands have signed up for this free course. Scientists in Israel and around the world are developing nanosensors that will distinguish between the breath of lung, breast and colon cancer patients from that of healthy people with extreme accuracy.
Professional Medical Clowning: 2014 Israel has a unique school program at Haifa University where a student can acquire a BA in Clowning.This program helps students develop their theatrical abilities while teaching them about medical situations. In this way, the clowns end up working in pediatric hospitals and clinics and are part of the interdisciplinary medical staff within the hospital. Their goal is to help the young patients with their treatment, recovery and rehabilitation. The program is called Dream Doctors and was developed in 2002. Haifa University is currently developing an MA program for Clowning. Click here for the Dream Doctors home page.