Alabama-Israel Leadership Gala 2017 - Brief Record of the Evening
Honoring Leadership, Celebrating Friendship, Cultivating State-to-State Relationship for the Mutual Benefit of Our People
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary and Jubilee
the Reunification of Jerusalem
What: The Alabama-Israel Task Force (AITF) and Israel Leadership Institute (ILI) host the Alabama-Israel Leadership Gala 2017 - Special guests include Brigadier General Gal Hirsch, Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Leading Expert Counter-Terrorism, One of Israel’s Most Decorated Heroes, Bestselling Author “Defensive Shield,” and Eeki Elner, Founder Israel Leadership Institute (ILI), Sderot-Israel. Special commemoration honoring Israeli Consul General Lior Haiat, and special Israel Leadership Award presentation to Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey. Also personal Gala video greetings and congratulatory remarks from the Speaker of the Knesset (Israel's National Parliament), Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, and from the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat.
When: 7pm Saturday November 18th, 2017
Where: The Epicenter (4839 Calvary Blvd Tanner, AL 35671 - located one mile west of the I-65 & I-565 Huntsville/Decatur interchange on the south side of Hwy 20)
Alabama-Israel Leadership Gala 2017 - The Record
Gala Overview - Slides/Links/Photos/Video (HTML) • Gala Photo Album (HTML) • Gala Video of the Evening (HTML)
Honoring Leadership, Celebrating Friendship,
Cultivating State-to-State Relationship for the Mutual Benefit of Our People
This is a unique honor and opportunity as we host several distinguished leaders from Israel for this special gala celebration during the 50th anniversary and Jubilee of the reunification of Jerusalem. Mr. Hirsch is known throughout Israel, being a decorated hero, global expert in counter-terrorism, and bestselling author "Defensive Shield." Through Mr. Elner, the ILI has become an epicenter of leadership development in Israel.
The Israel Leadership Institute (ILI) is one of Israel's most advanced and creative leadership schools. The ILI's leadership and board of directors include some of Israel's most distinguished leaders across a variety of disciplines. The ILI is a non-profit organization based in Sderot, on the Israeli-Gaza border. Its choice of location, in one of the most dangerous places in Israel, has gained the ILI an outstanding reputation in Israel - and globally - as a symbol of the struggle for democracy, freedom, and the fight against terror, and has made Sderot an “epicenter” of leadership development in Israel.
Alabama, Israel, ILI, and EPDR - Eeki Elner, Founder Israel Leadership Institute (ILI)
shares highlight from Alabama-Israel partnership in Kiryat Shmona
Keynote from Brigadier General Gal Hirsch (IDF), One of Israel’s Most Decorated Heroes
Gift Presented of an Alabama Flag Signed by all at the Gala in Commemoration of the Evening and Reminder of the Deep Gratitude, Honor, and Appreciation from Alabama
About BG Gal Hirsch
Brigadier General Gal Hirsch, Israel Defense Forces (IDF), is a leading expert in counter-terrorism, a bestselling author, and one of Israel’s most decorated heroes. Can see also the book “Defensive Shield” a hard-back (500 page) book on the unique story of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Brigadier General Gal Hirsch, an Israeli Special Forces Commander on the Front Line of Counterterrorism. Link: http://a.co/1JrXmOc
Greetings and Congratulatory Remarks from the Speaker of the
Knesset (Israel's National Parliament), Yuli-Yoel Edelstein
The Israel Leadership Award 2017
“In Recognition of an Outstanding Contribution to the State of Israel”
Presentation of the Israel Leadership Award to Governor Kay Ivey by Israeli Brigadier General Gal Hirsch (ILI Board Chairman) and Eeki Elner (ILI Founder and Director).
About the Israel Leadership Award Nomination
The Alabama-Israel Task Force had nominated Governor Ivey for consideration having witnessed first-hand her exceptional work and leadership on behalf of the Alabama-Israel relationship. As Lt. Governor and President of the Senate, her strong keynote at a statewide gathering, her invitation to the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset to address a Joint Session of the Legislature, and her support of anti-BDS resolution and legislation, have been a testament to her leadership and dedication to this historic relationship. As Governor, she has carried on that legacy signing a Statement Against Anti-Israel Bias and issuing a Proclamation Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem.
About the Israel Leadership Award
The Israel Leadership Award is presented from the Steering Committee and Board of Directors of the Israel Leadership Institute (ILI) based in Sderot. The ILI is one of Israel's most advanced and creative leadership schools, with a board of directors including some of Israel's most distinguished leaders across a variety of disciplines. Recipients of the award are chosen for their demonstration of personal leadership, commitment to their public mission, and in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the state of Israel.
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (“Jerusalem of Gold”) written 50 years ago,
the very year of Jerusalem's reunification
Greetings and Congratulatory Remarks from the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat