When Israel is in the news it is sometimes for very positive reasons and sometimes for very difficult reasons. Unfortunately, often our national media does not do an acceptable job of covering that news. As a result, as a reader or listener seeking to understand the situation, you may be at a loss as to what is really happening, or you may realize that you don’t have enough facts to sort out the news. To help you with that, I would like to direct you to the organization Stand With Us, founded here in Oregon. Their website is: https://www.standwithus.com . On this website they have current news, upcoming events, and a section on their 37 booklets and brochures which range from Pocket Facts, Tough Questions about Israel, the BDS movement, Roots of anti-Semitism, Innovations in Israel, etc. You can also call or email them and they will send you the booklets you request and if needed, they may be able to send a speaker to talk with your group. It is also possible to contact Rabbi Jackie @lachayyim@yahoo.com for further information on Israel advocacy.