IsraelCast Episode 88

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Courage. Gratitude. Connection. These words are bantered around often enough, but it is rare to find someone with so many stories of simple acts, making connections, and saying thank you. Tune in to this week’s episode of IsraelCast as host Steven Shalowitz sits with Israel advocate and former diplomat Shahar Azani, who relays stories from Kenya, Israel, Yemen, and the United States – and who reminds us of the value and importance of finding commonalities with others and appreciating the simple things in life.

Shahar Azani is founder and principal at Fourth Dimension Strategies and a Senior Vice President at Jewish Broadcasting Services. Azani was formerly Executive Director for StandWithUs Northeast Region and held the position of Consul for Media Affairs and Spokesperson at the Consulate General of Israel in New York. Azani also served as a Media Officer at the Embassy of Israel in London, as Deputy Spokesperson at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem; Israel’s Consul for Culture, Media and Public Affairs in Los Angeles, California; and Deputy Ambassador at the Embassy of Israel in Nairobi, Kenya, also serving as Israel's liaison to the United Nations Headquarters located in Nairobi. Before embarking on this career path, Azani practiced Law at Haim Zadok and Company, based in Tel Aviv, focusing on litigation. He has a law degree as well as a Master’s in Business Administration. He is married to Elinor and they have 3 wonderful children together: Danielle, Yaheli and Itay.

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