(Jerusalem – July 19, 2020) -- StandWithUs is proud to announce the launch of a new platform for its video content – StandWithUs.TV – which will include the best of its curated videos to date and new episodes of shows to be released weekly.
StandWithUs Co-Founder and CEO Roz Rothstein said: “We are so proud of this new endeavor. StandWithUs remains committed to our mission of educating and inspiring people of all ages about Israel and fighting antisemitism around the world, and that is why we’re launching StandWithUs.TV. With this new platform, we will bring dynamic in-depth programming produced by our talented team that people can access from the comfort of home or office. We have high-quality content that will inform and inspire people of all ages.”
Responding to the global pandemic and with people stuck at home during lockdowns, StandWithUs quickly pivoted to increase its output of digital content, which included a hugely-successful online show called “StandWithUs Connect”. Screened live on Facebook, more than thirty shows have already been broadcast, attracting over one millions viewers.
Guests have included former British Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks and Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, former MK Einat Wilf as well as personalities from the field of journalism, politics, diplomacy and academia. Educational discussions were also screened on how the IDF is fighting COVID-19, Jewish-Black relations, combating antisemitism during the pandemic, and other topics.
StandWithUs.TV will build on this foundation by bringing interesting and engaging shows to their viewers. Documentaries and productions will cover a range of topics including the history of Israel, battling antisemitism on campus, panel discussions about the conflict and more. The portal is being offered to viewers at no cost at www.standwithus.tv -all that is required is to sign up for access to all content.
The “StandWithUs Connect” live shows will continue to be streamed every Sunday on the StandWithUs Facebook pages, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn, and now on StandWithUs.TV as well. Upcoming guests include Israel’s Judo Champion, Sagi Muki and former commander of British Armed Forces in Afghanistan, Col. Richard Kemp.
Other shows available on the platform now and in production include:
Standing With Israel - StandWithUs CEO Roz Rothstein in conversation with expert guests about the issues affecting Israel and the Jewish people around the world.
Grill the Experts – A panel of experts with over forty years of collective experience in the field, will be answering the most commonly asked tough questions about the MidEast conflict and Israel.
Combating Antisemitism – A regular show presented by Director of the StandWithUs Center for Combating Antisemitism, seasoned litigator and first amendment expert, Carly Gamill
Jewish Refugees in the Middle East - This subseries was inspired by one of StandWithUs' most popular booklets - “Jewish Refugees in the Middle East” – and will shed light on approximately 850,000 Jews who became ‘forgotten’ refugees.
WalkThrough Israel – Knowledgeable and talented tour guide Yoni Zierler will take viewers on a stroll along Israel’s historic streets and uncover their history so that even when travel is not possible, people can see and experience Israel.
Upcoming shows will also include the expert legal team from StandWithUs’ Saidoff Legal Department focusing on fighting antisemitism using the law and top educators helping teachers and parents to inspire young people from middle school to high school with dynamic Israel content.
Executive Director of StandWithUs in Israel Michael Dickson said: “StandWithUs is uniquely positioned to leverage our huge reach on social media to educate and inspire so many around the world with compelling video content. People can choose to watch programs live, or at their leisure, at home or in the classroom. We’re thrilled to take this concept to the next level. StandWithUs.TV will give viewers of all ages a unique opportunity to discover facts and information about Israel and fight against contemporary antisemitism.”
StandWithUs (SWU) is an international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism.
Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials, social media, educational films and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization has chapters, and programs on 5 continents, including the U.S., Israel, UK, Canada, South Africa and Brazil.
For the last 7 years, SWU has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (4 stars) and Guidestar (Platinum).