September 1, 2006
(San Francisco, CA) – Gil Tamary, Israeli TV news icon, will
be in San Francisco next week to discuss the developing situation
in Israel. He will be available for interviews on the mornings of
Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7.
Tamary is the Washington correspondent for Channel 10 News in Israel.
Previously, Tamary served as anchor and chief editor of "Good
Morning Israel" and worked as the Washington bureau chief for
the Israel Broadcasting Authority and Kol Israel (Voice of Israel).
Tamary has covered a wide range of Middle East issues from a U.S.
perspective for over 10 years, including the Wye River summit with
the Palestinians, the Shepherdstown talks with the Syrians and the
2000 Camp David summit. After the Camp David talks, President Clinton
gave Tamary an exclusive interview, where for the first time the
President outlined his vision for peace in the region and his commitment
to the state of Israel. During his years in Washington, Tamary also
conducted exclusive interviews with many dignitaries, including
various secretaries of State, the head of the World Bank and others.
Tamary was born in Israel and is a reserve officer in the Israel
Defense Forces. He has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree with
distinction in economics and management from Tel Aviv University.
Tamary is scheduled to speak at the following locations; all events
are open to the public:
• Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay at
the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center, September 5, 7:30 p.m.
• Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, September 6, 7:30
• Palo Alto Jewish Community Center, Cubberley Community Center,
September 7, 7:30 p.m.
• Congregation Rodef Sholom, , September 8, 6:00 p.m.
The Jewish Community Federation is the central organization for
fundraising, planning, outreach and leadership development for Jewish
communities in San Francisco, the Peninsula, and Marin and Sonoma
counties. In fiscal year 2004-05, the Federation’s annual
campaign allocated $16.9 million to some 60 agencies providing social
services, educational and cultural programs in the Bay Area, in
the U.S., Israel and elsewhere in the world. In fiscal year 2005,
the Federation’s Endowment Fund, with assets exceeding $1.05
billion, provided more than $215 million for a variety of grants,
seed projects and emergency needs. For more information, call 415.777.0411
or visit www.sfjcf.org.