Information and Knowledge: Everyone knows about the need for effective hasbara – Israel advocacy – all over the world, especially regarding issues about which there is a great deal of ignorance, or where leftist organizations spread misinformation. We provide reliable, accessible and real-time information regarding land issues in Israel. With the combination of Regavim’s fieldwork, our legal department and the “Adam v’Adama” think tank, we collect and analyze information that is especially significant and highly valued overseas.
Information and Knowledge: Everyone knows about the need for Hasbara – Israel advocacy – all over the world, especially regarding issues about which there is a great deal of ignorance, or where leftist organizations spread misinformation. We provide accessible and reliable information regarding land issues in Israel. The combination of the fieldwork activities department, the legal department and the “Adam v’Adama” think tank collects and analyzes information that is especially significant to the overseas department of Regavim. The foreign media as well as parliamentarians and political activists find Regavim to be a reliable source for getting up-to-date information about everything connected to land issues.
A few examples: Translation of critical Hasbara materials into English in order to rebut lies that are spread by various organizations, reactions in real-time to combat the lie-industry and delegitimization of Israel regarding the law to regulate Bedouin settlement in the Negev. Gvaot is another recent case. Many articles and editorials about issues in which Regavim is active, have appeared in the Jerusalem Post, the Times of Israel and other major media outlets.
Diplomatic Channels: In the course of the year we went on tour and met with international government officials and non-government organizations. These meetings often are the first time that they hear a Zionist and Jewish perspective on land issues in the North, the Negev and Judea and Samaria. An approachable information and advocacy channel is operative for government officials and international organizations. This information is packaged in a way that allows diplomats in Israel and overseas to effectively use it to defend Israel’s positions and actions.
In addition to trips and sending material to the various foreign ministries, countless briefings have been given to foreign members of parliament and diplomats such as members of Congress and senators in the US and members of the Australian and Swedish parliaments here in Israel. Among the topics discussed: the Begin program to regulate Bedouin settlement in the Negev, the declaration of state land in Gush Etzion, demolition of homes in Area C, the water situation in Judea and Samaria, and much more.
Cooperation and Conferences: Last year we continued in our productive cooperation with Jewish and Israeli organizations, among them the Israeli Foreign Ministry, ZOA, Camera, the Ariel Development Foundation, Honest reporting, AFSI, The Yesha Council, the foreign relations division of the Samaria regional Council and many more.
The exposure to our various fields of activity took place through conferences, parlor meetings and meetings in synagogues and community institutions in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, New Jersey, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.