Jewish Sages of Today

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

I would see Israel in the news and I was disgusted, frankly, with the horrible image that they were portraying. And having been to Israel many times, I knew that what I was seeing on television was dramatically different from the real Israel.

Brief audio excerpts from Laszlo Mizrahi’s interview for Jewish Sages of Today

  1. On the genesis of The Israel Project

    (1:56 min)

  2. On the helicopter tours The Israel Project conducts for foreign journalists who are new to Israel

    (3:49 min)

Related to The Israel Project (TIP)

  1. “Can Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism Be Eliminated? Ten TIP Tips to Win Hearts and Minds for Israel”

    Mizrahi’s inspiring, widely disseminated TIP piece about anti-Semitism and how we can help eliminate it.

  2. “Inside The Israel Project”

    On this short video, the need for and objectives of TIP are described by Mizrahi; the segment includes comments and accolades about TIP from Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, and others.
    (video, 7:13)

Related to Mizrahi’s work

  1. The Israel Project (TIP)

    Mizrahi is the co-founder of TIP and served as its president from its establishment in 2002 through July 2012. TIP is a non-profit educational organization that gets accurate facts and information about Israel and the Middle East to the press, policy leaders, and the public. TIP regularly contacts seventy-six thousand journalists in fifty-three countries around the world. TIP’s website includes podcasts, resources, and more to help people take action to disseminate accurate facts about Israel and the Middle East.

  2. Laszo Strategies

    After leaving The Israel Project, Mizrahi founded Laszlo Strategies, a strategic communications firm that works with clients to build public support for legislation and government actions, win issue advocacy or candidate campaigns, and fight systems of discrimination. The firm has a specialty of helping non-profit groups that champion the causes of medical science and people with physical and developmental disabilities.

  1. UP with Chris Hayes: Nuclear Tensions between Israel and Iran
    (video, 18:42 min)

    In February 2012, after a decade of hard work and devotion, Mizrahi announced her resignation from The Israel Project.Mizrahi is one of several panelists discussion the situation between Israel and Iran on this news show on March 11, 2012.

  2. “TIP President Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi Writes President Obama”

    Mizrahi’s February 2012 letter to President Obama encourages him to continue efforts to ensure that Iran does not get nuclear weapons and describes TIP’s work to foster mutual respect between the Israeli and Palestinian people and between Israel and its Arab neighbors, including the creation of several digital resources in Arabic, such as an online jobs toolkit.

  3. Mizrahi announces resignation

    In February 2012, after a decade of hard work and devotion, Mizrahi announced her resignation from The Israel Project.

  4. “The Forward 50: Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi”

    Since 1994 The Jewish Daily Forward has chosen fifty Jewish Americans who have made a significant impact on the Jewish world during the past year. In 2011, Mizrahi was listed as number two for her work in Jewish activism.

  5. “Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi: A Messenger for Israel,” The Jewish Week, June 2, 2010

    In this interview, Mizrahi discusses politics, TIP, her commitment to the Jewish people and making the world a better place, and provides “vital stats” – a list of personal information including her favorite Jewish food, greatest accomplishment, and greatest regret.

  6. Threat of Iran (video, six segments on YouTube, 79:09)

    In this July 2009 press conference hosted by TIP, Benjamin Netanyahu discusses the Iranian nuclear threat and its impact on regional stability.

  7. Media coverage of TIP:

  8. “Israel Project launching projects in Latin America,” The Jerusalem Post, Oct. 10, 2010

  9. “Pitching peace as well as Israel,” JTA, Sept. 28, 2010

  10. “3 women set out to improve Israel's image – even in the Arab media,” Haaretz, Sept. 10, 2010