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Nov 8, 2023, 2:43 AM
The Idyllic Life of Said and Adina Moshe and the Nightmare of October 7
October 7, 2023 will forever be a searing date of collective grief and trauma for the nation and people of Israel. Individually, there is a heartbreaking story for every man, woman and child killed, wounded or kidnapped by Hamas that...
Sep 5, 2023, 5:07 AM
Through ‘Dream Maker,’ Barak Marton Looks to Raise the Profile of Israeli Sci-Fi
These are busy times for Barak Marton. When I caught up with him, he had just returned from a brief Mount Carmel vacation, where the writer/director/cameraman took advantage of the solitude to clear his mind before embarking on two...
May 1, 2023, 8:37 AM
Jews Left Europe in Pursuit of a Dream. Their Sons Fought to Preserve It
May 8th marks the 78th anniversary of the end of the war against Nazi Germany. As V-E Day approaches, it’s worth remembering how the Jewish immigrant experience of the early 20th century gave rise to a new generation of...
Mar 6, 2023, 11:07 PM
Susan Weikers: A Life of Pro-Israel Activism
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the accomplishments of women collectively, and for appreciating, on an individual basis, the achievements of women who have realized so much on behalf of causes dear to them. For Susan...
Dec 28, 2022, 11:46 PM
‘The Source’ of Decades of Israel Bonds Memories
It all started with 'The Source.' I read James Michener’s millennia-spanning epic, tracing the historic arc of Eretz Yisrael and the Jewish people, while in college. My fascination with the novel triggered a desire to see the world, starting first...
Aug 29, 2022, 7:14 PM
Uncovering the Meaning of the Indomitable Israeli Spirit
On August 13, I returned to Israel for the first time since 2018, leading a delegation of Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds staff on a four-day journey of discovery as they explored the dynamic, resolute nation they proudly support. Over...
Nov 23, 2021, 4:34 PM
He Came to Israel Bonds to Make a Difference; Israel Maimon Made History Instead
Israel Maimon’s life has always been about the mission, and the mission has always been Israel. As an officer in the elite Golani Brigade, government secretary for Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert (a position that saw him...
Jun 29, 2021, 12:14 AM
Germany’s Sebastian Hoffmann Is Declaring “Never Again” through Israel Bonds
In September 1950, when the Israeli and American founders of Israel Bonds convened at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel to discuss the challenges and potential of their new initiative, the final communique noted that the task ahead was “beyond any...
Sep 3, 2020, 6:34 PM
Israel Bonds, the Enterprise that Helped Build Israel, Turns 70
In Judaism, the number 70 resonates with special meaning. The Torah, for example, lists 70 descendants of Noah. The Babylonian exile lasted 70 years. The Midrash points out Jerusalem is referred to 70 different ways. And Israel Bonds, the enterprise that became an...
Jun 23, 2020, 4:29 PM
The Israel Bonds Online Museum: Exhibiting the Org. that Shaped Israel’s Destiny
Just off the entrance to Jerusalem’s King David Hotel is a spacious room for reading and relaxation. Guests availing themselves of the opportunity to unwind in the legendary hotel may not notice a small, yet highly significant plaque affixed...
James Galfund is former National Director of Marketing & Communications for Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds.