Citizens Information Council
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:
speakers and organizing speaking engagements and media appearances
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