Founder, Director of Our Soldiers Speak
Travels from Israel and New York
Topics:Environmental and Sustainability Issues, Middle Eastern and Foreign Affairs, Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History, Inside Israel and US Government, JNF's Work in Israel, Anti-Terrorism and Security, Positively Israel, Media and Current Events
Download a prepared introduction for Benjamin Anthony
Israel's sons become brothers in arms - a ten minute transformation under fire." This is a human look at the mental and physical transformation that recent high school graduates must undergo in order to prepare themselves for battle. It reflects upon Benjamin's time as a front line combat soldier in the IDF and what he witnessed therein.
From the front lines of combat to the campus battles of North America - A Journey". This speech focuses on the challenges that Benjamin has experienced in the field as a combat soldier and witnessed first hand. He then compares and contrasts the military challenges to the diplomatic challenges which Israel faces, particularly on the college campuses of the US. Benjamin draws on his experience speaking at close to 300 university campuses across several continents in order to distill down some of the greatest challenges that Israel may face if they do not succeed in winning the battle of public opinion.
Israel - The Cultural Kippah". This talk analyses Israeli and diaspora Jewry's attitude toward the state of Israel and discusses what might be behind the desire of many Jewish communities to rid themselves of the story of Israel at all costs, including financial, political, geographical sacrifice etc.