A day before the upcoming Arutz Shevathon Fundraiser – Thursday, Jan. 28, Rabbi Zalman Melamed - founder of Arutz Sheva, Dean of the Beit El Yeshiva, and co-Chief Rabbi of Beit El - blesses the supporters of Arutz Sheva in a special video appearance.

Rav Zalman emphasizes how Arutz Sheva brings the love of Torah, the People of Israel, and the Land of Israel to far-off places in the world, and “is in many ways, the only voice that does this.”

The Arutz Shevathon is a 12-hour live video and radio experience, featuring nearly all the Israel National Radio show hosts  as well as special guests. The latter include Knesset Members, led by Arutz Sheva founder MK Yaakov 'Ketzaleh' Katz. The Shevathon will be broadcast on live video on IsraelNationalNews.com and on IsraelNationalRadio.com on Jan. 28 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

To support Arutz Sheva, call in during the Shevathon to: 1-800-270-4288 from the U.S. and Canada. Click here to donate now via the online registration form.

Arutz Sheva sees its role as an alternative media source as crucial, in a political and media environment that is increasingly hostile to Israel. The hostility ranges from the Goldstone Report that targeted Israel's right to defend itself, to the daily and ever-intensifying pressure on Israel's leaders to relinquish the Jewish homeland. Arutz Sheva hopes to continue in its mission to bring the truth to light, and to promote the values of Torah, a strong Israel and of a proud Jewish people - all of this through up-to-the-minute coverage of the news online, by e-mail, on the radio and via video.

Arutz Sheva is optimistic that its Shevathon goals will be reached, and that it will continue growing as a unique source of information on the events in Israel and the entire Jewish world.