A group of young Israelis chosen by
the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs to go on a
speaking tour of the U.S. will visit the Knesset on Monday. The
delegation which includes an Israeli Arab officer in the Israeli army,
Israelis of Ethiopian descent and former MTV VJ Becky Griffin will meet
lawmakers before they embark on their trip in March.
and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein initiated the idea aimed at
countering analogies between Israel and Apartheid South Africa,
illustrating the multicultural and tolerant aspects of Israeli society.
"We believe that this is the right answer to the campaign of
delegitimization that is taking place against Israel around the world,”
“The Ministry's pre-emptive activity will acquaint local
students with their Israeli peers, face to face, in order to bring
about genuine familiarity with Israeli society. The delegation will
divide into groups