Press Coverage

Media Coverage University Presidents Delegation

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Sarasota Herald Tribune: New College of Florida President Donal O’Shea
Universities’ Role in an Innovation Economy

Trump Made the Right Call Recognizing Jerusalem

New York Post Column by Chief Political Columnist Michael Goodwin
America Could Learn from Israel’s Proud Patriotism

NY Post Column by Chief Political Columnist Michael Goodwin

Media Coverage U.S. Muslim Leaders

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Israel HaYom Weekend Magazine interview with Suhail Khan, Project Interchange delegation participant and member of AJC Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council.

Reshet Bet Israel National Radio interview with AJC Muslim Bob Silverman, AJC Director of Muslim-Jewish Relations, on Marhabet, Arab World affairs program, hosted by Eran Singer, head of the Arab World affairs desk.

The 30 minute live Hebrew-language interview covered Muslim-Jewish relations, Middle East affairs, AJC’s Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, and the AJC Project Interchange delegation of Muslim leaders to Israel.
Listen from: 00:14:36 to 00:43:35

Media Coverage

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

The Jerusalem Post: US Mayors Bond with Israel

NY Jewish Life, OpEd by Syracuse (NY) Mayor Stephanie Miner: A Belief in Delivering the Promised Land

Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel: What Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero Learned in Israel

Knoxville Mayor’s Overseas Trip Teaches Strong Lessons; Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero went overseas to Israel with a group of mayors from across the country


Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

AJC Project Interchange participant Palki Sharma wrote the following reflection of her experience in Israel:

There is an Israel beyond the gunfire

Carrot juice and gunfire

Israel is a country that stuns you with its beauty and incongruity. And that’s an understatement. Our chopper (called BDS, not weird at all!) landed on Mount Bental in the Golan Heights. It’s a dormant volcano where lava seeps from the base and not the top of the mountain, leaving the soil around it rich with minerals. There are lush vineyards as far as the eye can see. The Instagram happy lot had just turned on their selfie cameras when we were beckoned to the other side.

There was a UN convoy practicing a drill. The young Irish officers refused to talk. But a few minutes down the road we met more soldiers, men, and women, resting with their backpacks and machine guns, lying under olive trees, posing for cameras. War, perhaps, is just a state of mind for some.

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Palki Sharma traveled to Israel for the AJC’s Project Interchange 2017.

Media Coverage - UN Ambassdors July 2017

Thursday, July 20th, 2017


The Jerusalem Post:
AMBASSADOR to the United Nations Danny Danon achieved two missions simultaneously last week, when, in cooperation with AJC Project Interchange, and together with American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris, he led a delegation of nine UN ambassadors to Israel.

The delegation included ambassadors from Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Togo, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Poland and Estonia. Given the strenuous overtures that Israel is making toward Africa, the fact that the majority of ambassadors were African countries served a dual purpose.

During the five-day visit, which included Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the northern and southern border areas, and even Ramallah, the ambassadors inspected centers for innovation in agriculture and water technology, met with experts in these fields and also discussed developments in the region with government officials.

But the most moving aspect of their visit was at the Galilee Medical Center, where director-general Dr. Masad Barhoum briefed them on the treatment of Syrians wounded during that country’s civil war. Over the past four years, he said, 1,600 Syrians, some suffering critical wounds, have been treated by GMC physicians and nurses. The number represents 70% of all wounded Syrians treated in Israel, he said. The ambassadors also had an opportunity to meet with some of the patients.

Times of Israel: Nine UN Ambassadors View Jewish Roots to Jerusalem on City of David Tour

Jerusalem Post: It’s Not Personal, It’s the UN

Media Coverage UNESCO Ambassadors

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

As Israel Opposes UNESCO Jerusalem Resolution, Ambassadors Visit Capital

U.S. Latino Leaders Observe Complexities of Arab-Israel Relations

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Press Coverage — UN Ambassadors, July 2016

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Delegation of UN Ambassadors Visits Site of Sarona Terror Attack, Arutz Sheva, August 1, 2016

UN-veiling the Israeli narrative, YNET, August 1, 2016

Netanyahu’s romance with Africa to heat up at the UN in September, Jerusalem Post, August 2, 2016

UN Ambassadors receive security briefings on Israel visit, Jerusalem Post, August 2, 2016

Press Coverage — Uruguayan Political Leaders 2016

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Nutrida delegación legislativa fue a Israel,, July 18, 2016

Diputado Pablo Iturralde (PN): “Israel, una experiencia absolutamente enriquecedora”,, July 22, 2016

1 de agosto- Los parlamentarios que viajaron a Israel, trasmitirán impresiones de su viaje,, July 22, 2016

Encuentro con políticos que viajaron a Israel,, August 2, 2016

Press Coverage — Indian Opinion Leaders 2016

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Tata, M&M, Rel Group in Race for Tie-up with Israel’s IAI, Hindustan Times, July 1, 2016

From Startup Nation to Orthodox State, thREAD, June 19, 2016

Namaste Israel, thREAD, June 17, 2016

Homes That Don’t Belong, thREAD, June 15, 2016

Israel’s Many Flashpoints, thREAD, June 13, 2016

An Indian Corner in the Old Quarters of Jerusalem, Hindustan Times, June 6, 2016

Palestinian Leadership Expects Ramallah to be in Modi’s Itinerary During Israel Visit, Hindustan Times, May 29, 2016

After West Asia, PM sets his sights on Israel, The Hindu, May 29, 2016

Syrian Fighters Find Respite in This Israeli Hospital, Hindustan Times, May 28, 2016