CouncIL: ‘Let Them See Israel for Themselves’(25:06)
She speaks to Elizabeth Zlatkis and Gilad Kabilo, who describe the campaign they are working on for StandWithUs. Called “CouncIL,” the idea behind it is to bring European parliamentary assistants to Israel on a 5-day fact-finding mission, so they will be better informed when they return to their respective governments. They discuss combating extremism, distorted perceptions of Israel abroad and why they feel the need to fight BDS. (For more information: http://www.council-il.com)
Then, Kay Wilson, a survivor of a terrorist attack who is a regular speak for StandWithUs, joins the conversation and tells the story of a photo that has gone viral on the Internet — of her new friend, Muslim teenager Leila from Saudi Arabia. She explains how such connections give her hope for peace in the future, as her own scars continue to heal.