Supporters

President Reuven Rivlin

“The creative idea that you are proposing – to transform Israelis who travel abroad following their military service into goodwill ambassadors in the service of Israel’s public diplomacy, is a welcome idea. My hope for us all is that you will continue on this path, and that your work will bear fruit, both here and overseas.”

Amb. Michael Oren

Former Ambassador to the United States and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office

“For years I envisioned an initiative that would harness the diplomatic power of the thousands of young Israelis who travel abroad after their army service. Now that vision has been realized by this extraordinary organization, ISRAEL-is. By providing these proud veterans with the information they need to defend the nation overseas and to explain to their foreign fellow-travelers the realities of Israel, ISRAEL-is performs a vital service for the Jewish state worldwide.”

Amb. Ron Prosor

Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN​

“The creative idea that you are proposing – to transform Israelis who travel abroad following their military service into goodwill ambassadors in the service of Israel’s public diplomacy, is a welcome idea. My hope for us all is that you will continue on this path, and that your work will bear fruit, both here and overseas.”

Johanna Arbib-Perugia

Former International Chair of Keren HaYesod, Current President of HaShomer HaChadash

“By empowering young Israelis to make a change during their travels abroad, and educating young ambassadors of truth, ISRAEL-is shows the world positive, beautiful faces – the real side of Israel.”

James Snyder

Former Director Emeritus of the Israel Museum​

“The future is about world-cultural connectedness, and ISRAEL-is offers a simple way toconnect young Israelis socially, culturally, and apolitically with their global peers.” ​

Avi Dichter

Member of Knesset, Deputy Defense Minister and Former Shin Bet Chief

“In my view, ISRAEL-is has the potential to lead a meaningful process through this unique interaction. I am confident that this activity will become a meaningful and important component of the State of Israel’s foreign policy.

Rebecca Caspi

Director of Jewish Federations of North America Israel Office​

“ISRAEL-is is encouraging young Israelis to embrace their Israeli identity, instilling national pride in future generations.”