Jewish National Fund invites the El Paso community to a reception featuring two captivating speakers, Alon Ben-Gurion and Yedidya Harush.
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Acclaimed international hospitality consultant Alon Ben-Gurion has managed the revenue and operations of hotels around the world, including as the general manager of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. He is using his extensive network and hospitality know-how to actively promote development in the Negev, working to make the region bloom and realize the dream of his grandfather, David Ben-Gurion. Mr. Ben-Gurion serves on the advisory board of Heroes to Heroes which provides spiritual healing, suicide prevention and peer support programs for U.S. veterans. During the Yom Kippur War, he saw battle and survived injuries sustained as a paratrooper in the IDF.
As Jewish National Fund’s Halutza Liaison for Negev Community Development, Yedidya Harush works to cultivate an underdeveloped region in Israel’s southwestern corner into a thriving community. After completing high school in the U.S., Harush returned to Israel and assumed a key leadership role in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), helping evacuees of Gush Katif in Gaza lead a normal life while their families and homes were in distress. During Operation Protective Edge in 2014, when repeated rocket attacks struck Southern Israel, Harush and his reserve elite IDF unit worked to secure Halutza, the border, and protect the country.