Newsletter May 2016
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Newsletter May 2016

May 26, 2016



May 2016



Dear Friends,


This past month marks Yom Hazikaron in Israel - a time when the entire country remembers and honors the fallen soldiers of the IDF. As with every year, NATAL sent its annual publication "About Feelings" to millions of households across Israel. This year, we have given the publication a special dedication to the Second Lebanon War, and the 10 years that have passed since. In that time, NATAL has worked hard to develop and reinforce the resiliency of civilians, helping them to feel more prepared for future emergencies. It is work that we could not have done without your support and for which we deeply thank you. Linked here is a translated excerpt from this year's About Feelings.


In keeping with this spirit, we are proud to share with you the details of the establishment of NATAL's first Public Advisory Board. Headed by former IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. (res.) Benny Gantz, the members recently gathered at NATAL's center in Tel Aviv.  The board includes people from a variety of social spheres and represent a microcosm of Israeli society. Below we are honored to share with you the full list of names. 

Members of NATAL's Public Advisory Board

Immediately following Yom Hazikaron comes Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel's Independence Day and this year we celebrated 68 years since the establishment of the State. 


As we simultaneously remember the fallen and look to the future of the country, we wish for this year to be a year of healing, of stability, and most of all, of peace.


With much gratitude for all that you do,

Judith and Orly




NATAL: Creating a more resilient Israel, 

Ensuring a Stronger Future


Join us in aiding Israelis on their path to recovery.  



Public Advisory Board Members 

(in alphabetical order)


Lt. Gen. (Res) Benny Gantz 

Former IDF Chief of Staff, Head of NATAL Public Advisory Committee

  • Adina Bar-Shalom - Founder of the Haredi College in Jerusalem
  • Amram Mitzna - Former IDF General
  • Arik Ze'evi - Olympic medalist, founder of Israeli Olympic Excellence Fund
  • Eliav Batito -  Chairman of the National Students Committee (high school)
  • Gilad Arditi - Chairman of the National Students Union
  • Ilan Cohen - Former Director General of the Prime Minister's Office
  • Yisrael Hasson - Former MK, CEO of the Israel Antiquities Authority
  • Prof. Joshua (Shuki) Shemer - Chairman of Assuta Medical Centers
  • Keren Bielski - CEO of BSP Funds
  • Lucy Aharish -Journalist and TV Anchor
  • Mehereta Baruch - Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Miki Haimovich - Journalist and TV presenter
  • Mohammed Darawshe - Director of equality and shared society, Givat Haviva Center for Shared Society
  • Rami Beracha - Managing General Partner of venture capital fund "Pitango"
  • Prof. Rivka Carmi - President of Ben Gurion University
  • Shaul Yahalom - Former Minister and MK
  • Tal Ohana - Deputy and Acting Mayor of Yerucham
  • Ya'akov Asher - Former Knesset member and Mayor of Bnei Brak, former Secretary General of the Degel Torah
  • Yehudit Ravitz - Musician
  • Yoaz Hendel - Head of the Institute for Zionist Strategies
  • Yossi Bachar - Chairman of Discount Bank

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