Mr. Hananya Naftali
What is the main focus of your activities today?
Prime Minister’s Assistant For New Media
How long have you been doing that?
What are some of the successful related programs or projects that you have done this year and in past years?
Touring Europe and Latin America and sharing the truth about Israel with Christians. Creating videos that are reaching millions of people every week. Creating a platform for Jews and Christians to stand together for Israel.
How did you get to where you are today?
I started to advocate for Israel during my military service, after participating in Protective Edge operation in Gaza. The bias reports and lies that were spread about Israel all across the world made me realize that I need to take action.
What is your “testimony”?
I got a plain camcorder and started to tell my story – a young Jew that lives in Israel, serves in the IDF and seek to bring peace to the Middle East. My English wasn’t good at that time, my video editing skills were not good but I was determined to combat the blind hate and lies that the media reported with the support of anti-Israel activists. I use to be introvert, but once I started to tell the truth about Israel from every possible rooftop, I realized that there are so many challenges and not enough time – so I overcame my fears and concerns and just focused on defending the State of Israel in this ongoing battle.
What do you think God is doing with regard to Jewish-Christian relations?
As a person that believes in God, I believe that God has been using people to create bridges nowadays between Jews and Christians – bridges that surpass the history of persecution and killings of Jews, and focusing on a mutual future together.