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Audio: The World's View of Israel Refreshed

Amotz Eyal has effectively changed the face of world media regarding Israel.
7/17/2014, 8:21 PM

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How does a twelve year old change the face of Israeli soccer?
When a university student rethinks student living, what happens?
How does a small group of volunteer photographers turn into the next big thing in Israeli media?
For years, the world gobbled up news stories in Israel through various large news agencies, but not one of them was Israeli, and virtually all used Arab assistants.
Amotz Eyal, a young adult fresh out of university, changed that when he created Tazpit. From a tiny group of volunteers, Tazpit now serves as a news agency and a foreign press service, and runs a summer internship program for budding journalists.
Within two short years, Tazpit has already made waves and prickled the necks of large internationally recognized agencies.
Tune in to meet this incredibly energetic young Israeli as he shares stories of changing lives by choosing to make a difference.
Check out the Tazpit website as well!

Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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