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StandWithUs Inaugurates Local Branch

January 6, 2014 By:
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At the StandWithUs-Philadelphia event (from left) are executive director Joseph Puder; associate director Ferne Hassan; board member David Edman; guest speaker/author Dr. Jonathan Schanzer; and board member Francine Lipstein.

StandWithUs-Philadelphia, a new branch of an international organization devoted to defending Israel in the public forum, held its first event — a breakfast at Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley.

The function featured Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and author of State of Failure: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas and the Unmaking of the Palestinian State. 

Heading up the local chapter is Joseph Puder, with Ferne Hassan as the branch’s associate director.

The 12-year-old StandWithUs has a mission of educating the public about Israel and staunching anti-Israeli propaganda.

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