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Israeli Delegation’s Perspective on Religious Freedom on the Temple Mount
January 19, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Endowment for Middle East Truth
invites you to a Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Capitol Hill Seminar:
“Israeli Delegation: Perspective on Religious Freedom on the Temple Mount and Recent Anti-Israel UN Activity”
Thursday, January 19, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Cannon House Office Building
Coffee, tea and pastries to be served. All dietary laws observed.
Please direct any questions to Deanne at firstname.lastname@example.org
The anti-Israel United Nations Security Council Resolution passed last month was a demonization of the Jewish State. In addition to the many fallacies within it, the resolution seeks to deny the Jewish connection to the capitol of the State of Israel – Jerusalem – and rewrite history by referring to East Jerusalem as “occupied Palestinian territory.”
The UN has a long history of singling out the Jewish State, and denying the Jewish and Christian connect to the land. In October 2016, UNESCO, the U.N.’s Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, passed a resolution denying Jewish and Christian claims to the Temple Mount. It also falsely claimed that Israel is an “occupying power,” and blamed Israel for inciting violence at the Temple Mount.
The truth is, Israel has done more to secure the rights of all faiths to their holy sites in Jerusalem than any other power in control of the city, and that it is the Palestinian Authority that has continuously incited its people to violence at the Temple Mount by disseminating lies about Israeli and Jewish activity in the area.
Please join us as we have the honor to hear from two Members of Israel’s Knesset about the truth concerning the status of the Temple Mount, despite what the UN or mainstream media might purport, and efforts to change the situation.
About Sharren Haskel: MK Sharren Haskel currently serves in Israel’s 20th Knesset for the Likud Part, as its youngest member.
Sharren was born in Toronto, Canada, and her family immigrated to israel a year after her birth. Haskel served in the Israel Defense Force, where she was a combat soldier with the Israeli Border Police during the time of the Second Intifada. She served as a commander and took part in operations to eliminate terrorist infrastructure. She speaks fluent French, English, and Hebrew.
MK Haskel graduated form the AVT Australia program for veterinary nursing. She completed her bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations at the Open University of Israel, where she was active on the debate team. In 2014, Haskel won Israel’s National Debate Championship for Juniors. She is also an alumna of the Jewish Statesmanship Center in Public Policy.
She has been labeled the “Israeli Margaret Thatcher” in Haaretz newspaper. In May 2016, MK Haskel was recognized the the Jewish Journal of the United States as a leader of a new generation of women in politics, mainly for her extensive work around the world to defend Israel’s plicy and government.
MK Haskel currently serves on the following committees of the 20th Knesset:
– Foreign Affairs and Defense
– Special Committee for Internal and Environmental Affairs
– Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
– Science and Technology Committee
About Yehudah Glick: Yehuda Joshua Glick was born in 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, and at the age of 9 immigrated to Israel with his parents and five siblings. The Glick family settled in Beersheba, where Yehudah’s father was involved in the establishment of a new medical school.
After graduating form high school in 1983, Yehudah pursued rabbinical studies, including a hesder program, which is a special arrangement whereby young Israelis can combine advanced Talmudic studies with service in the Israel Defense Forces. Yehudah holds a B.A. in Education from Jerusalem College and an M.A. in Jewish History from Touro College. He is also a licensed tour guide, credentialed by the Israel Ministry of Tourism.
MK Glick’s professional resume includes: director of a program for immigrants from the former Soviet Union in Alon Shvut; various posts in the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption; Director General of the Temple Institute; Chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation; and Director of HaLiba, the Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount.
In October of 2014 Yehudah narrowly survived an assassination attempt by a Muslim terrorist. The attempt on his life stemmed from his public advocacy of human rights, including hte right to pray, for all people – Muslims, Jews, Christians, and others – on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. As a result of Yehudah’s tireless efforts, in April of 2015 he was announced to receive the 2015 Moskowitz “Lion of Zion” award. This honor is conferred on outstanding Israeli men and women who act from a feeling of personal responsibility, vision, and national mission, often while sacrificing their personal welfare and even endangering their personal security.
In June 2016 Yehudah was elected to the 20th Knesset as a representative of the Likud part. He serves as a member on the Knesset committees for Education, Culture, and Sports and the Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and as an alternate member on the Knesset’s Finance Committee and its Internal Affairs and Environment Committee.
MK Glick and his wife, Yafi, live in Otniel, Israel. The proud parents of eight children, they also have six grandsons.