Jerusalem, Israel - May 26, 2022 - On the eve of Yom Yerushalayim, the 55th year of the reunification of Jerusalem, Brig. Gen. (Res.) Amir Avivi, the founder and CEO of Israel Defense and Security Forum (IDSF) Habithonistim, presented an award to the Republic of Kosovo Charge d'Affaires Ines Demiri in recognition of the Kosovo Embassy opening in Jerusalem, Israel. Invited guests gathered on the roof of the Aish Global building in the Old City with its magnificent view, as the sun was setting on Tuesday evening.

According to their mission statement, IDSF consists of 3,000 reserve officers and operatives from all branches of the Israeli security forces dedicated to guiding the narrative of Israel’s national security needs and ensuring that Israel’s security in the homeland of the Jewish people is never taken for granted.

At the core of IDSF lies the belief that Israel’s security must be anchored in its ability to protect itself, by itself, while actively thwarting threats to its safety. The authoritative voices of well-known military veterans, media personalities, and national security experts, are key in disseminating our security strategy for the State of Israel.

Attending in the evening were Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum and Aba and Pamela Clayman. Also, IDSF International Spokesperson Jonathan Conricus who previously served as an IDF spokesperson, and David Weinberg, a senior IDSF researcher. 

Moshe Davis director of International Operations at IDSF recently made aliya with his family after 20 years of serving in Jewish communities in North America including as rabbi in Charleston, SC, and attended with his wife. 

Director of IDSF International Relations Elie Pieprz welcomed the guests to the program on the rooftop who included Avi Abelow, Caroline Glick, Halle and Chaim Gottesman, Nechemiah Feldman and several others with Baltimore connections. Rachel Moore spoke on behalf of Aish Global, also from Aish was Yisrael Katz from Baltimore.

The movement welcomes all those who identify with their message and founding principles, without prejudice of religion, race, gender, or rank. IDSF's stated aim is to advance Zionism and Israel’s national security needs from podiums all over Israel and abroad; on social and print media, on television and radio, all adapted to a variety of audiences, and in every relevant language.