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Daniel Luria - Executive Director of Ateret Cohanim (The Jerusalem Reclamation Project)

Daniel Luria is the Executive Director and Spokesman For Ateret Cohanim (The Jerusalem Reclamation Project) an organisation dedicated to redeeming Jewish property in Jerusalem and revitalising strategic neighborhoods. His responsibilities include public relations, spokesman, fundraising and tour coordination. He is a sought after spokesperson for Jewish rights to all of Jerusalem. He is originally from Melbourne, Australia, came to live in Israel in 1995 and currently lives in Maaleh Adumim. Daniel previously worked for the Jerusalem Municipality and has been featured on BBC News, Fox News, Al Jazeera, SBS Australia and in The New York Times, The Guardian Newspaper, Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, Israel National News and Associated Press. For more information about Daniel Luria visit: http://www.jerusalemchai.org/

    Rabbi Dov Lipman - Former Member of Knesset (Israeli Parliament)

    Rabbi Dov Lipman was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he attended the Hebrew Academy of Greater Washington. Whilst at High School he served as an intern for Congressman John Dingell. Rabbi Lipman continued his studies at Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, Maryland where he received rabbinic ordination while studying at Johns Hopkins University where he received a Masters in Education. In 2004 he moved with his family from Silver Spring, Maryland to Beit Shemesh in Israel. He originally worked in Education and Community Activism before 2013 when he was the first American born Israeli to be elected to the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) for 29 Years. Rabbi Lipman served in the Israeli Knesset for two years and has since continued as the Chairman of Anglo and Diaspora Affairs of the Yesh Atid political party. He recently hosted a weekly radio show on Voice of Israel called ‘One Nation with Dov Lipman’. He serves as a political correspondent for Israel’s i24 TV News and is featured in the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel. He is the author of the books: ‘To Unify A Nation: My Vision For The Future of Israel” and ‘An ‘American’ MK: Behind the Scenes in the 19th Knesset’. For more information about Rabbi Dov Lipman visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dov_Lipman

      Sruli Portnoy From The Portnoy Brothers British-Israeli Folk-Rock Duo

      Sruli Portnoy was born in Manchester, England, later moving to Israel as an adult. His father was an orchestra conductor-turned-rabbi. Sruli and his brother Mendy debuted as the Portnoy Brothers in 2012 with the single ‘Kol Ha’olam’. They gave a series of concerts in Sderot and other Southern Israeli communities during Operation Pillar of Defense 2012 and dedicated proceeds from a show at Mike’s Place the following Chanukkah to children harmed by the attacks. In 2014, they appeared at the biannual Moshav Country Fair at Mevo Modi’im, alongside Hamakor, Yehuda Leuchter, and Ben Zion Solomon and Sons. They also played at a Chabad menorah lighting at Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem. The Portnoy’s began recording their debut album ‘Learn to Love’ in 2013 with bassist and engineer Alon Hillel. The album was co-funded by fans via an Indiegogo campaign. For more information about Sruli Portnoy/The Portnoy Brothers or to order the CD ‘Learn To Love’ visit: https://www.theportnoybrothers.com/

        Dr. Sharon Shaul - Medical Aid Director of Natan-International Humanitarian Aid, Israel

        Dr. Sharon Shaul is a Graduate of The University of Tel Aviv Faculty of Medicine and is in charge of Natan-International Humanitarian Aid’s medical work. Dr. Shaul is a family doctor and mother of four and is also a Board Member of Natan-International. In 2010 Dr. Shaul was head of the Aid Mission to Haiti, following the devastating earthquake. In 2013 she led the the Medical Relief Operations in the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda, In 2015 she was part of the Aid Delegation to Nepal following the Gorkha earthquake which killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. In 2016 she established a Primary Care Clinic for refugees in the Presevo, Serbia Transit Camp . Natan-International Humanitarian Aid has aspired through the years to give respect for the individual, pursuit of liberty, the right to a secure life, food and shelter, liberalism and freedom of expression. Abie Natan, an iconic Israeli humanitarian has provided the inspiration to the organization that bears his name and attempts to reach these goals by the integration of resources through the provision of humanitarian assistance to any individual in need whether in Israel or throughout the world. Natan’s resume includes some of the major disaster zones since 1968 when Abie Natan established the fund for the children of Biafra following the humanitarian disaster in that area. For more information about Natan-International Humanitarian Aid visit: http://www.natan-iha.org

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