In the fall of 2012, a group of seasoned advocates for Israel came together as an ad hoc committee, with intention to formulate a focused campaign to persuade the Netanyahu Government to speak out for Israel’s rights.
Work was begun immediately to establish a Coalition, and a list of Associates of the Coalition, all standing in support of the campaign. (See Advocates) That important effort has already been fruitful and will continue. The committee—understanding that both timing and sensitivity to political climate were essential to achieving success—worked for a full year to put the campaign in place.
It was decided that the campaign would focus on the Knesset, and sufficient funds to underwrite that effort were raised. In late October 2013, the ad hoc committee became a permanent Committee for the Legal Grounds Campaign. Professionals in various fields of expertise were employed to further the goals of the Campaign and work was initiated; a Legal Advisory Board was put in place. Efforts were on-going through August 2014. (See Accomplishments for successes during that time.)
Co-chairing the Campaign:
Jeff Daube, Zionist Organization of America, Israel Office Director
Arlene Kushner, journalist, political analyst, writer, author and blogger