I am sending you this email to share with you a video produced by a friend of mine, Lt. Col. (res.) Sarit Zehavi, the founder and CEO of ALMA. ALMA is dedicated to highlighting the security challenges along Israel’s northern borders. The mission of her company helps ensure Israel’s survival by disseminating the truth about the perils Israelis face every day in the north. In late December, I led a fundraising effort on the East Coast to provide what was in essence first-round funding for her organization.
Monday evening a week ago, Sarit spoke to 18,000 AIPAC members in a vast auditorium. Even though she is a professional lecturer, I believe it was the first time she had spoken to any group that numbered more than a hundred or so.
She hit a homerun.
For several minutes you could hear a pin drop. She had the rapt attention of everyone. Hers’ was not a speech replete with applause lines. It was a combination video and sobering presentation that could only have been given by a resident of the north, a mother of five, and an IDF intelligence officer. All that were in the room will long remember it. I invite you to watch it by clicking on the image below but try to do so on a computer rather than cell phone to get the full impact.
If you are interested in learning more about issues in northern Israel, check out ALMA's web page.