IsraelCast Episode 188


One of Jewish National Fund-USA’s valued affiliates, the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites (SPIHS) works tirelessly to preserve Israel’s history. In its 40-year existence, SPIHS has helped preserve over 180 sites around Israel, operating several directly as museums open to the public. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with SPIHS President and former Israeli Supreme Court Vice President Elyakim Rubinstein to discuss the importance of commemorating a nation’s history, what SPIHS has done to support Israelis post-October 7, and Israel’s fight for legitimacy on the international stage.


Professor Judge Elyakim Rubinstein currently serves as the President of the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites, a Jewish National Fund-USA affiliate and an independent nonprofit organization that works to locate, restore, and preserve heritage sites across Israel. Previously, Rubenstein was the Vice President of the Israeli Supreme Court. Before that, he served as Attorney General of Israel for seven years. Judge Rubenstein also served as an Israeli diplomat for years, playing a key role in shaping the country’s peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan.

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