This week, the vastly popular author, Daniel Silva, spent an exciting evening with AMIT’s supporters at the Olympic Collection in Los Angeles. Since the evening took place while rockets are being fired on Israel from Gaza, I asked Daniel what his messages to my readers: “I wish I could be there today; I write about soldiers and spies but I want to do something right now for the people in Israel. I feel utterly helpless. I am with the people of Israel, mind, body and soul; you are never far from my thoughts.”
One can question, what Daniel Silva and AMIT, an educational organization in Israel, have in common? The answer is, education and fine authorship.
Established in 1925, AMIT is one of the largest educations establishments in Israel. With over 100 schools, mostly in the periphery, it can be recognized as the frontline of global innovation education. And Silva’s character, Gabriel Allon, could have been AMIT’s graduate, while Sgt. Ben Itzhak Oanounou z”l, from Ashdod, is AMIT’s alumni who lost his life defending Israel in the current Protective Edge-Solid Rock war in Gaza. http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2014/07/19/fallen-soldiers-operation-protective-edge/
Mr. Silva then digressed into politics. He expressed that he is deeply disappointed in in the current administration and the European Union’s plan to put sanctions on Israel. He has no qualms blaming Hamas, the responsible party for the mounting deaths in Gaza. His view, “Hamas is getting the casualties they want for media coverage so they can point fingers at Israel.”
“The interest in making a movie is high,” he said. Though he did set up ahead to support Israel in his books and the characters are who they are, “This type movie is complex for Hollywood, when the main character is an Israel-Jew, a James Bond type,” Silva smiles when replying.
Restoration is everything in Daniel Silva’s series of books, from arts to Tikun Olam-reparation of the world.
Daniel Silva is simply a great defender of the State of Israel and her people, their principles and national pride and he portrays these sentiments through his books’ characters.
Reading, writing, learning=Education, this is the food of the masses; without it, one has no future. Educations is also a character builder. AMIT provides the future for the children of Israel through education. Daniel Silva’s “Gabriel Allon’s adventures,” based in the clarity of national sentiments, is one way for a child to receive all the elements needed in education, learning and building character.
To learn more and then help AMIT in its ongoing education endeavor please visit: www.amitchildren.org
And please watch the video: AMIT Saves the Children - http://vimeo.com/97770269