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Israel Citizens Information Council

Thank you for your interest in the Israel Citizens’ Information Council (ICIC), an Israeli-based grassroots initiative. The purpose of the ICIC is to assist efforts to explain Israeli life from the vantage point of the average Israeli citizen. Towards that end, the ICIC enlists Israelis from all walks of life to participate in its various projects.

Our activities include the following:

  • Training speakers and organizing speaking engagements and media appearances abroad.

  • Hosting visiting groups from abroad.

  • Providing assistance and guidance for individual and groups involved in hasbara and advocacy campaigns.

  • Encouraging participation in media "watch" groups.

  • Providing a resource to the foreign media outlets for Israeli grass-root opinion and experience.

  • Supporting the activities of student groups advocating pro-democracy, human rights and anti-terror messages.

  • Forming liaisons with individuals, communities and public officials overseas through e-mail and personal contact.

  • Providing information and "alerts" to support the above activities through our website, www.hasbara.com. The ICIC engages in these activities through liaison with communities outside of Israel. Our goal is to provide diversity to official Israeli government positions by using citizens from all walks of life and political persuasions. Our "citizen diplomacy" allows the presentation of mainstream Israeli thinking as represented by the grass roots. ICIC speakers are academicians, professionals and community activists who can provide communities with an authentic voice reflecting the mainstream in Israeli opinion.

    One of our major activities is the production of special Powerpoint presentations which we post on our website. These presentations review specific aspects and issues related to Israel and the Middle East. To access these presentations, click here or on the Presentations button on the banner on top of any page.

    From time-to-time, we send out material and alerts regarding our activities. If you wish to be added to our mailing list to receive our alerts, please click here to sign up.

    I.J. Mansdorf, PhD

    Thank you to Chuck Chriss and the Jewish Internet Association




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