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Lt. Col. Yoni NetanyahuAmerican National Community Commemoration of the 45th Anniversary


Honoring Lt. Col. Yoni Netanyahu

Monday, July 5, 2021

Historic Congregation Mikveh Israel

44 North 4th Street, Old City Philadelphia

Just steps from the Liberty Bell

 Benjamin Netanyahu
Video address by

Former Prime Minister of the State of Israel,
Benjamin Netanyahu

(Younger brother of Entebbe Hero Yoni Netanyahu)

Emcees of Miracle at Entebbe Ceremony / Seminar:

Ido AharoniAmbassador Ido Aharoni, Ceremony MC

— Israel’s “Branding” Expert

— Longest-serving Consul General of Israel to the New York Consolute

Ido AharoniGil Hoffman, Seminar MC

— Jerusalem Post Chief Political Reporter / Analyst

Neshama Carleback

– Performing during Ceremony and VIP Reception

We note the special significance of the American and Philadelphia connection in the Birthplace of American Liberty. This is story that is central to the identy of Israelis and is intended to become a touchstone for American young adults to understand their own Jewish story.

The program will consist of:

  • National Ceremony of Commemoration
  • Seminars with leading Israelis and Americans intimately familiar with the miraculous rescue
  • Coinciding young professionals (post-college age) Pocono Rafting leadership program.

  • A VIP reception with national community leadership to launch the American Foundation Creating Leadership for Israel (AFCLI). AFCLI will ensure the continuation of this and other important projects for Israel.

This endeavor has been ongoing for the past 30 years, celebrated every five years by Young Jewish Leadership Concepts (YJLC) and Rabbi Albert Gabbai of Congregation Mikveh Israel.

In 2016, with the lead role of Steven L. Friedman, Esq., who now serves as national Chair for the American Foundation Creating Leadership for Israel, this truly became a national commemoration.


Doron AlmogMajor General Doron Almog

— Israel Prize winner and Entebbe hero

Doron Almog

Rami Sherman

— Operations Officer of the Unit under command of Yoni Netanyahu

Joshua ShaniJoshua Shani

— Entebbe hero

— Lead pilot for the Entebbe rescue

Doron AlmogTal Brody

— Israel’s Goodwill Ambassador

Benny DavidsonBenny Davidson

— “Bar Mitzvah hostage”

Doron Almog

Elan Carr

— former US State Dept. Int’l Envoy Combating Anti-Semitism

Boaz DvirProf. Boaz Dvir

— Penn State film documentarian

— Producer of Entebbe documentary “COJOT”

Avner AvrahamCol. Avner Avraham

— Mossad officer (retired) and curator of Entebbe Rescue Exhibit

Harriet LevinDan Mariaschin

— CEO, B’nai B’rith International (BBI)

Harriet LevinRoz Rothstein

— CEO, StandWithUs

Harriet LevinHarriet Levin

— Mother of Lone Soldier Michael Levin

— Co-Founder, Michael Levin Lone Soldier Foundation

Russel RobinsonRussel Robinson

— CEO at Jewish National Fund

Harriet LevinRichard Heideman

— Past President, American Zionist Movement (AZM)

Andy BoransAndy Borans

— CEO, AEPi Foundation

More than 25 American Jewish organizations are partnering on this project. Partners include: