Australian awarded Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize in Israel Advocacy

May 7, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Arsen Ostrovsky has been awarded a prestigious prize in Israel by an organisation which recognises the work done my immigrants to Israel from English-speaking countries.

Arsen Ostrovsky

Arsen Ostrovsky is an International Human Rights Lawyer and Executive Director of The Israeli-Jewish Congress, an Israel-based NGO serving as a bridge between Jewish communities in Europe and Israeli leaders and officials, while supporting the Jewish State around the world in the fight against Antisemitism, BDS and delegitimisation.

He has testified and spoken in support of Israel before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, United Nations in New York, the European Parliament, the Knesset and many high-level forums in Europe and the United States.

He is considered an expert on Antisemitism and BDS, as well as International Law and Middle East foreign policy, and has been published by major publications around the world and is a frequent commentator on TV and Radio. He has also lectured widely on Israel and the Middle East.

In March 2016, JTA named Arsen one of their ’25 Most Influential People on Jewish Twitter’, for his expertise and leadership in the field of Digital Diplomacy and Israel advocacy on-line.

Underpinning all of Arsen’s actions is a deep sense of Zionism and commitment to advocating for Israel and the Jewish people.

In 2012 Arsen Ostrovsky, originally from Australia, made Aliyah from New York.

Arsen Ostrovsky grew up in Sydney and attended University of Wollongong where he was active in AUJS on campus

He told J-Wire: “I was active with a number of Jewish and pro-Israel communal organisations in Australia including working  at AIJAC.”

Nefesh B’Nefesh is supported by the UIA through the Jewish Agency and JNF.

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