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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...
Nov 27, 2019, 1:50 AM
Observing the Perpetuation of Israel Bonds Leadership
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” As I observed firsthand, this definition of leadership, as articulated by sixth President of the United States John Quincy Adams, certainly...
Jul 26, 2019, 4:41 AM
Israel Bonds: Achieving the Vision of Israel’s Founder
In September 1950, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion convened a conference of American Jewish leaders to share his thoughts on providing Israel with crucially needed economic resources. The country was just 18 months removed from its nearly year-long War of...
Jun 14, 2019, 5:35 AM
Gilad Sharon: Reflections on an Icon’s Legacy
Recently, I had the opportunity to spend time with Gilad Sharon. The son of the legendary general and former prime minister was in New York for speaking engagements on behalf of Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds – the global...
James Galfund is former National Director of Marketing & Communications for Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds.