Defending Our Future. Protecting Our Past.
Defending Our Future. Protecting Our Past.
Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui is a Canadian-American actress and model. As a staunch human rights defender and activist, she helped launch Raise Hope for Congo and is on the board of the Environmental Media Association. Ms. Chriqui is known for her performance on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as Dalia, the love interest of Adam Sandler's character in You Don't Mess with the Zohan. Currently, she plays Lana Lang in the hit series, Superman & Louis.
As the United States Ambassador to Israel from March 2017 until January 2021, Ambassador David Friedman successfully guided unprecedented diplomatic advancements in the US – Israel relationship, including moving the United States Embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.Ambassador Friedman is among a small group of American officials responsible for the “Abraham Accords” — peace and normalization agreements between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco — for which he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021.
General Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon has served Israel with distinction. As Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Strategic Affairs, Minister of Defence, Chief of Staff (head of IDF) and most recently a key leader of the Blue and White and Telem parties, Ya'alon served in the Knesset between 2009 - 2016 and between 2019 - 2021. Ya'alon has dedicated a lifetime of public service to the State of Israel. Gen. Ya’alon studied at the British Army’s Camberley Staff College and earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Haifa.
H.E. Ahmed Obaid AlMansoori is the Founder, Crossroads of Civilizations Museum; Founder, First Holocaust Memorial Gallery in the Arabic & Islamic World; Board Member & Head of Museums Committee; International Council of Museums UAE (ICOM); Former Member of the UAE Federal National Council. He was recognized for his exceptional work in furthering Holocaust awareness, combating Antisemitism and promoting the Abraham Accords in the MENA region and Internationally.
Ellie Cohanim served as U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. Department of State. She was the State Department’s first Iranian-born Jewish Envoy, and led diplomatic initiatives resulting in historic breakthroughs in the Muslim world including forging groundbreaking partnerships with the King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Co-Existence of Bahrain, and with Association Mimouna of Morocco, to combat anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and Islamophobia; persuading the Global Imams Council (GIC) to adopt the IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism.
Richard Kemp has spent most his life fighting terrorism and insurgency, commanding British troops on the front line of some of the world’s toughest hotspots, including Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans and Northern Ireland. He is now a writer, a prolific journalist, media commentator and motivational speaker. He provides strategic consultancy services on leadership, security, intelligence, counter-terrorism and defence.Most of the last five years of Richard’s military career were spent in Downing Street as head of the international terrorism team at the Joint Intelligence Committee.
Father Patrick Desbois is a distinguished author, university professor, historian, forensic detective and world- renowned human-rights activist. He has dedicated his life to fighting the bigotry that fuels the disease of genocide and bridging the divide between faiths. His ongoing work brings closure to the victims and survivors of genocide and calls for legal justice for the perpetrators. He is the founder of Yahad-In Unum (“Together In One”), a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering genocidal practices wherever they are found around the world.
Rabbi Dr. Ellie Abadie was appointed Senior Rabbi of the United Arab Emirates. A Doctor of gastroenterology, prominent scholar of Sephardic Judaism, he also served as the spiritual leader of the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue. He founded the School of the Sephardic Academy of Manhattan and headed the Jacob E. Safra Institute of Sephardic Studies at Yeshiva University.He is an officer of the Rabbinical Council of America and co-president of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, a group advocating for Jewish refugees from the Middle East.
Dan Arbell, U.S Foreign Policy, Middle East and Israel Expert based in Washington D.C., is an Associate Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in Washington and a Scholar-in-Residence at the School for International Service and the Center for Israel Studies at American University in Washington. Dan is a 25 year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service, having served in senior posts overseas, mainly in the US and Japan, Notably he was Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C and worked as Ambassador Michael Oren's second in command for nearly 3 years (2009-2012).
Marisa Braylan, a lawyer with specialization in Public International Law, is the Director for the Centre for Social Studies of the Argentina based Delegation of IsraeliteAssociations (DAIA). Ms. Braylan is the Director of the research group on “ComparativeInternational Legislation. Denial of the Holocaust in Argentina”, program of Institutional Accreditation of Research Projects in Law (DeCyT) carried out jointly byDAIA and UBA. She holds a diploma in migration and refugee protection as well as in discrimination and rights and equality. Ms. Braylan is regularly invited as a professor in the faculty of Law.
El Mehdi Boudra holds a BA and an MA from Brandeis University. In 2007, he founded and has since served as President of Association Mimouna, a Moroccan NGO that seeks to promote Moroccan Jewish Heritage and Muslim-Jewish Dialogue. He organized the first Holocaust Conference in the Arab world in 2011 and in 2012 he brought the first Arab student seminar to Israel. In 2018, Mr. Boudra was among the Algemeiner’s ‘J100’ list of the top one hundred individuals who have positively influenced Jewish life. He serves on many boards in Morocco and the US.
Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui is a Canadian actress and model. As a staunch human rights defender. and activist, she is known for her performance on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as Dalia, the love interest of Adam Sandler's character in You Don't Mess with the Zohan. She is also known for her role on The Mentalist as Lorelei Martins. Currently, she plays Lana Lang in the hit series, Superman & Lois.
Dr. Richard L. Cravatts, PhD, author of Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel and Jews and Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s Jihad Against Israel and Jews, is President Emeritus of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME).Dr. Cravatts has published over 450 articles and book chapters on campus anti-Semitism, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, campus free speech, terrorism, Constitutional law, Middle East politics, and social policy in publications around the world.
Fleur Hassan-Nahoum serves as deputy mayor of Jerusalem in charge of foreign relations, international economic development, and tourism. She is a cofounder of the UAE-Israel Business Council, an association of Emirati and Israeli business and government leaders fostering bilateral trade, innovation, and cooperation. Fleur was born in London, grew up in Gibraltar, and immigrated to Israel in 2001.
Dr. Jorge Knoblovits is a lawyer and Current President of the leading Argentinian organization, the Delegation of IsraeliteAssociations (DAIA). He is the Vice President of the Latin American Jewish Congress; was a former member of the International Relations Commission of the Permanent Assembly for Human Rights and a speaker on panels of national and international organizations on the subject of antisemitism. Dr. Knoblovits is a board member of the Claims Conference in New York. He was chosen as one of the 100 most influential people in the Algemeiner and recognized as an influential Zionist.
Colonel (ret) Kobi Marom is an expert on strategic situation, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and other radical movements operating in the Middle East today. Marom is a decorated veteran, who commanded rescue operations of Ethiopian Jews in the Sudanese desert in 1984, and who was the IDF’s brigade commander for the Eastern Front in South Lebanon as well as head of the Hermon Brigade, where he supervised complex and varied combat units under conditions of duress and uncertainty.
Professor Ralph Nurnberger, Ph.D. taught international relations at Georgetown for 38 years. He was a Legislative Liaison for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for over eight years. Dr. Nurnberger was the first director of “Builders for Peace”, an organization established in 1993 to promote economic and social development in the region. An acclaimed speaker, he presents at the Smithsonian and other major national institution.
Since its opening in April 2008 by HRH, The Prince of Wales, Jonathan Ornstein has served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Centre of Krakow, Poland, an organization devoted to rebuilding Jewish life in Krakow. The JCC boasts over 750 Jewish members, welcomes 10,000 visitors a month and has become one of Poland’s most visible signs of Jewish revival. He created Ride For The Living and Holocaust Survivor Day, two global initiatives with tens of thousands of participants.
Samuel Rodriguez is the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization with 42,000 plus U.S. churches and many additional churches spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. Rodriguez has been named the most influential Latino/Hispanic faith leader and among the 100 top Christian leaders. He is regularly featured on CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and many others.
Moshe Sebbag is the Chief Rabbi of the Great Synagogue of Paris - chez Consistoire Israelite de Paris. He has been awarded the Knight of the National Order of Merit 2014, UNESCO Peace Prize 2018. In representing his community, Rabbi Sebbag Regularly meets with Frances top representatives, including the Prime Minister, the Mayor of Paris, the Minister of the Interior, and of Religious Affairs. He is one of the leading Rabbinical authorities in Europe today.
Edwin Shuker is a London based international businessman with a wide range of educational, communal and charitable involvements. He was recently Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, a Trustee of Mitzvah Day and Sephardi Voices and the special envoy on Interfaith and Refugees to the President of the European Jewish Congress.
A public speaker and an activist on the issue of Jews from Arab countries, Edwin regularly delivers presentations on Middle Eastern topics.
Imam Mohammad Tawhidi is an Islamic scholar, educator, best-selling author, speaker, and one of the leading voices in the global movement of social Islamic reform. He has dedicated his life to ideologically tackling the spread of Islamic extremism and has delivered speeches at conferences, parliaments, mosques, Islamic centers, churches, synagogues, temples and universities across the Middle East, Europe, America, Asia, and Australia. He is licensed by Islamic leaders of the highest order to lead and represent the Muslim community.
Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs is the chief rabbi of the “Interprovinciaal Opperrabbinaat which covers 11 of the 12 Dutch provinces.He became chairman of the rabbinical council of the Netherlands, the rabbi (chaplain) of the Sinai Centre in Amstelveen and a member of the board of the Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE).In 2021 he was appointed Chairman of the Committee Combatting Antisemitism of the European Jewish Association (EJA), located in Brussels (Belgium). Her Majesty awarded Rabbi Jacobs Officer in the Order of the House of Orange Nassau.
Yoel Hasson held numerous high profile positions in Israel’s Knesset (parliament) for eleven years. He served as Chairman of the coalition, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Chairman of the State’s Control Committee, Opposition Whip, President of the World Zionist Congress, Chairman of the Betar movement and personal councilor to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Hasson is a leading influencer in Israeli society and currently heads “The Cabinet” - one of Israel’s most prominent lobby companies with access to the highest levels of government.
Brigadier General Amir Avivi is a 15th generation Jerusalemite but as the son of an Israeli diplomat, was educated at British and American schools in Italy, Chile and Argentina where he became fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
He served in the Israeli army for 30 years, rising to the rank of Brigadier General of the Engineers Corps, serving as a Brigade commander on the Egyptian border, Deputy Division commander of the Gaza Division and as the aide d’camp under Chief of General Staff Bogie Yaalon.
Henry Kopel is a former U.S. federal prosecutor and the author of the book “War on Hate: How to Stop Genocide, Fight Terrorism, and Defend Freedom.” Kopel is a graduate of Brandeis University, Oxford University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and is an annual guest lecturer on prosecuting hate crimes at the University of Connecticut Law School.
Evan S. Levine M.D. is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Levine is a known patient advocate and author of best-selling book, "What your Doctor can't or won't tell you". He's been an invited guest and commentator on CNN, Newsmax and The Today Show. Dr. Levine is dedicated to promoting human rights and standing up for the State of Israel.
Marco Gonzalez is the Director of Yahad - In Unum (“Together in One”), a non-governmental organization dedicated to discovering genocidal wherever it is found around the world, providing documented proof of crimes against humanity, and serving as a voice of protest on behalf of all past and present victims of systemic hate crimes and mass murder. Working closely with its well-recognized founder, Father Patrick Desbois, Marco has scoured Eastern Europe for witnesses and corroborating evidence of Nazi war crimes by the Einsatzgruppen (Nazi Death Squads).