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AIDAN FISHMAN SAYS WINNIPEG'S ISRAEL PAVILLION IS A PRODUCT THAT OUGHT TO BE EXPORTED

by Rhonda Spivak, September 26, 2012

The Editor of the Winnipeg Jewish Review  recommends reading Winnipegger Aidan Fishman's recent article (from August) in the  Times of Israel where he says that the Israel  Pavillion in  Winnipeg is something that other Jewish communities should also put on.

As Fishman writes: 

 

"In my humble opinion, our Israel Pavilion stands out as a glowing beacon of benign Israeli messaging in a dark sea of media bias and casual, even fashionable hostility toward the Jewish State.

"By not exporting this Winnipeg product, we are letting a glorious hasbarah opportunity go to waste. A few other Canadian cities, such as Saskatoon and Mississauga, have similar multicultural festivals. It goes without saying that all such festivals ought to include an Israel Pavilion.

"But that’s not enough. Every Diaspora city with a sizable Jewish population should have an Israel Pavilion of some sort, even if the local jurisdiction doesn’t sponsor a multicultural festival. In that case, the Israeli Departments of Tourism and Diaspora Affairs should subsidize local Israel Pavilions to keep them affordable for the average blue-collar worker. This would be money well spent, as pro-Israel voters encourage pro-Israel stances and policies by local governments.

 
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