PROGRAM FOR ISRAELIS ABROAD
THIS PAGE IN HEBREW]
haKescher haIsraeli 15-03-2004 /
Real Audio - Radio
Madrid - Alex von Radio Sefarad (English 800kb)
Barcelona - Jizhak Levi, Rosh Kwuzath haHasbarah (Hebrew 900kb)
Berlin - Shmuel Bahagon (Hebrew 1400kb)
München - David Gall, haGalil onLine (Hebrew 1400kb)
Augsburg - Reuwen Unger, Rabbiner (Hebrew 1400kb)
Boston - Shuki Sasson, Hi-Tec (Hebrew 1000kb)
Florida - David Meir, Security (Hebrew 1400kb)
Atlanta - Prof. Robi Fridman, Igereth (Hebrew 1400kb)
Eyal Golan - Zlil Mejtar (Musik 400kb)
Kfar Saba - Dow Moran, M-Systems (Hebrew 500kb)
Chadaschoth Kol Israel 15-03-04 (Hebrew 150kb)
Israeli Connection - Conversations with Israelis Abroad', is a weekly world
wide phone-in show hosted by Elihu Ben-Onn which is of special interest to
citizens living overseas and it airs on Reshet Bet from Midnight to 3 AM on
Sunday mornings (Israel Time) which is 5 to 8 PM Eastern Time Sunday evening
in the US and 11PM (Sundays) to 2 AM (Mondays) in continental Europe.
An important international
audience at this time is listeners in North America tuning in via Reshet Bet
Shortwave and the
Internet (click here to listen).
There is a telephone message
box that can be used by the audience to leave voice mail. The 'Telemeser'
service can be reached at 03 765 1929 (in Israel), 011 972 3 765 1929 from
the US or, 00 972 3 765 1929 from most other countries.
The program's creator,
producer and anchor, Elihu Ben-Onn says the live show is designed 'to let
Israelis and others talk about anything at all, and in time we'll have
editions centered around particular subjects and invite guests to answer
questions, but for now we just let them talk'. 'But' he adds 'the show is
not only for Israelis, it can be a bridge between Israel and world Jewry.
Its a great tool to increase Jewish-Israeli ties and to do this we bring to
the studio local leaders and through their eyes and the international ears
of our audience we build together a new bridge within the Jewish world.'.'
Prior to the approval of the
project he first went on a research trip and visited Israelis living in New
York, Seattle and Philadelphia in order to assess their needs and he says he
found 'a real thirst for something like this out there'. He also met with
Israeli diplomats such as Dore Gold at the United Nations and Shmuel Sisso,
who was Consul General in New York, and who both bemoaned the lack of Hebrew
media in the US and the difficulty of expats keeping in touch with home.
Ben-Onn also believes the show improves the standing and understanding of
emigrants 'yordim' - within Israel, at a time when after years of ostracism
the then Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, has referred to them as 'our brothers'.
Though the program is in
Hebrew it accepts calls from English speakers and the show's host
translates. In this way it allows the off-spring of Israelis born abroad to
keep in touch with home even if their Hebrew is not so very fluent.
Elihu Ben-Onn - "The items in the
3 hour show are part of the international Jewish-Israeli agenda"
The email address is: