ANNUAL ISRAEL DELEGATIONS
Each year, Our Soldiers Speak welcomes Cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point to Israel for a Strategy & Defense tour of the country, an initiative specifically devised for individuals bound for careers as officers in the United States Armed Forces. This tour provides a unique, in depth insight into the State of Israel that will escort the participants throughout their military careers and beyond.”
Each year, Our Soldiers Speak welcomes a delegation of graduate and doctoral students pursuing degrees in law, international relations, policy and media to the State of Israel for a Law & Policy tour of the country. These delegates, drawn from across the globe, receive unparalleled access to Israeli thought leaders and policy experts.
Tour Recaps, Fall Semester, 2017
Marlene Mazel, Director, Counter-Terrorism & Foreign Litigation, Israel (O.S.S. CAMPUS)
During the spring semester, 2018, Ms. Mazel joined us from the Office of the Deputy Attorney General for International Law to speak on her work countering terror funding and the lawfare movement against Israel. She spoke at preeminent law schools on the east and west coast of the U.S.
Brigadier-General Dr. Tarif Bader, Surgeon General of the I.D.F. (Active) (O.S.S. CAMPUS)
In December 2017, The newly appointed Surgeon General of the I.D.F. returned for a series of grand rounds and campus presentations, focusing upon disaster relief and the ongoing Israeli treatment of Syrian refugees.
Major-General Avshalom Peled, Commander of the Israeli National Police Academy & Counter-Terror Expert (Active) (O.S.S. ELITE)
In November, 2017, during a spate of lone-wolf terror attacks in the USA, M.G. Peled gave a series of briefings to members of the United States Congress, congressional staffers, community leaders and the NYPD through our Elite Branch.
Tour Recaps, Spring Semester, 2017
Major-General Dan Efrony (Res.), Military Advocate General of the I.D.F., 2011-2015
MG Efrony, lectured at select law schools on The Laws Of Armed Conflict In The Era Of Cyber & Autonomous Warfare. Presenting to the student community and dialoguing with renowned faculty members alike, MG Efrony expertly outlined the dilemmas and challenges attendant to this new realm of asymmetrical warfare.
Lt. Colonel Roni Katzir (Active), Head Of The Operational Branch, International Law Dept., IDF M.A.G. Corps.
In March, 2017, Lt. Col. Katzir lectured at select venues in the U.S., including top-tier law schools and U.S. Military Academies. His subject matter: Implementing The Laws Of Armed Conflict Against non-State Actors, brought an Israeli perspective to a global discourse.
Major-General Eitan Dangot (Res.), Coordinator of Govt. Activities In The Territories, 2009-2014
In April, 2017, MG Dangot lectured at select graduate schools on: Toward A New Middle East. Challenges And Opportunities For Israel And Her Neighbors. MG Dangot also held strategy and policy briefings for members of the U.S. Congress and their policy advisers via our ELITE branch. O.S.S. was proud to have MG Dangot as a lecturer at our annual Regional Conference,NY, 2017, where he dialogued with Amir Tibon, Chief Washington Correspondent, Haaretz News.
Brigadier-General Amir Avivi (Res.), Chief Auditor Of The Defense Establishment For The Minister Of Defense, 2014-2016
In a groundbreaking tour, BG Avivi spoke at select graduate schools on matters ranging from Iran and the global terror network, to the global migration crisis, to conflict ending policies inn the context of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. He also presented to members of the United States Senate, the United States Congress and to their respective policy advisers, via our ELITE branch.
Tour Recaps, Fall Semester, 2016
Brigadier-General Nechemia Sokal
Whether by land, air, sea or below ground; the IDF must ensure Israel’s security. As the current Chief of Staff for the IDF Technological and Logistical Branch, B.G. Sokal provided declassified briefings on the methods through which the IDF maintains constant readiness and the counter tunnel technology he oversees along the Israel-Gazan border.
Ambassador Arthur Koll
Launching our Diplomatic Track, O.S.S. Elite generated ‘of the moment’ campus briefings featuring Ambassador Arthur Koll, former Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at select venues. Presenting a key Israeli perspective on the election of President-Elect Trump, Ambassador Koll briefed broad audiences and focus groups alike.
Tour Recaps, Spring Semester, 2016
Major General (ret.) Noam Tibon
As the immediate past Commander of the Northern Formation of the I.D.F. and Senior Policy & Security Advisor to Our Soldiers Speak, Major-General Noam Tibon (Ret.) lectured at key policy and congressional venues about the threat posed by ISIS to the State of Israel and the global effort required to bring about their swift demise.
Brigadier-General Shaul Gordon
Taking a further, unprecedented step, O.S.S. Legal partnered with the current Senior Legal Advisor of the Israeli National Police to convene lectures on the policies currently practiced by law enforcement officers of the State of Israel. Issues such as house demolitions, administrative detention and the rules of engagement were discussed at length at select law schools and on capitol hill.
From campus to Congress, we felt privileged to bring the view of the I.N.P. to the policy makers of today and tomorrow.
Brigadier-General Zvika Haimovitch
Israel faces the looming threat of more than 100,000 rockets and missiles stockpiled on our borders and the I.D.F. has made strategic adjustments in the wake of the J.C.P.O.A. with Iran.
Out of that context, O.S.S. ELITE brought the current Commander of the Israel Air-Defense Forces to brief key audiences on the airborne challenges faced by Israel and the I.D.F.
Colonel Dan Goldfus
Few individuals have the varied maritime and land-based experience of Col. Dan Goldfus, Commander of a classified brigade of the Northern Command.
He presented a rare prognostic analysis of what a future conflict with Hezbollah will require of the I.D.F., lecturing to the most elite audiences anywhere in the U.S.
Colonel Dr. Tarif Bader
Lecturing at medical schools, law schools, the V.A. Medical Center and for the Under Secretary of Health for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Col. Dr. Bader engaged in peer to peer presentations on subjects that included emergency medicine, international medical aid, the treatment of refugees and natural and man-made disaster preparedness.
O.S.S. Elite Briefings – Informing and Educating Our Community
O.S.S. Annual Policy Symposium, Manhattan, NY
We had the privilege of hosting Mr. Mike Pompeo, who joined us as keynote speaker during his tenure as Director of the C.I.A. Director Pompeo dialogued with Benjamin Anthony in front of a capacity audience. Guests also heard from Colonel Richard Kemp and General Avshalom Peled.
O.S.S. Annual Regional Briefing, Manhattan, NY, 2018
Each year we convene high level briefings featuring senior members of the defense and diplomatic corps of the State of Israel. A full auditorium heard from the Chief Commander, Israel Air-Defense Forces, the Deputy Military Attache to D.C. and from Ambassador Dani Dayan.
On April 2nd, 2017, the annual O.S.S. Regional Conference, took place in NY, featuring MG (Res.) Eitan Dangot and BG (Res.) Amir Avivi. Following their keynote presentations, the Generals dialogued with Amir Tibon, Chief Washington Correspondent, Haaretz News and Benjamin Anthony, Founder & Director, Our Soldiers Speak, respectively.
On March 6th, 2016, Our Soldiers Speak held our Regional Conference in Manhattan, NY, featuring the Deputy Surgeon General of the IDF, Col. Dr. Tarif Bader & Commander of a classified brigade of the IDF Northern Command, Col. Dan Goldfus.
These extraordinary officers then dialogued in front of a capacity audience with Dr. David Samadi and Mr. Tony Badran respectively.