A group of young Israelis, chosen by the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs to go on a speaking tour of the US, will visit the Knesset on Monday.
The delegation, which includes an Arab IDF officer, Israelis of Ethiopian descent and former MTV video jockey Becky Griffin, will meet lawmakers before they embark on their trip next month.
Public Diplomacy 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
“We believe that this is the right answer to the campaign of
delegitimization that is taking place against Israel around the world,”
Edelstein said. “The ministry’s preemptive activity will acquaint local
students with their Israeli peers, face to face, to bring about genuine
familiarity with Israeli society.”