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IJC Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky Awarded Prestigious Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize for ‘Israel Advocacy’

IJC Executive Director Arsen Ostrovsky Awarded Prestigious Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize for ‘Israel Advocacy’

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) is delighted to announce that our Executive Director, Arsen Ostrovsky, has been awarded the prestigious Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize for ‘Israel Advocacy’, in recognition of his ‘exemplary dedication and accomplishments, defending and representing the State of Israel in the international arena and embodying the spirit of modern-day Zionism.’

The Bonei Zion awards recognize Anglo Olim (immigrants to Israel from English-speaking countries) who have made significant contributions to the State of Israel across various fields.

As Executive Director of the IJC, Arsen has helped lead many of our initiatives supporting the State of Israel in Europe and around the world, including at the UN and in the fight against BDS, Antisemitism and Delegitimization campaign.

Mazal tov Arsen and all the inspiring Olim from every walk of life for your immense contributions to the State of Israel and the Jewish people!

You can read more about Arsen’s award below and all the inspiring honorees here.


ISRAEL ADVOCACY: 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 delegitimization.

Arsen 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.


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