3 Million Strong

Mike Huckabee United with Israel

UWI Founder Michael Gerbitz, UWI Executive Director David Zeit and Governor Mike Huckabee (left to right)

United with Israel, the world’s largest grassroots pro-Israel community, with followers in over one hundred countries, has reached a significant milestone by amassing three million Israel supporters from around the world.

Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, US Presidential candidate (2008) and ardent supporter of Israel, ceremoniously became number fan number 3,000,000, while attending UWI’s “Three Million Strong” celebration. An elegant private VIP reception was held on February 18, 2015 at the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem.

The celebration was broadcast live to United with Israel’s community of supporters around the world.

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United with Israel has received endorsements from the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Public Diplomacy. This includes a message from the Prime Minister’s Office praising UWI for “improving the State of Israel’s image around the world.”

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netanyahuIn 2012, Prime Minister Netanyahu wrote that he was “honored on being the one millionth fan” of United with Israel. Click here to see the Prime Minister’s personal message to United with Israel.

About United with Israel

United with Israel is a global, grassroots movement comprised of individuals who are deeply committed to the success and prosperity of Israel. Using social media and the latest web technology, UWI has built a massive network of pro-Israel activists in order to promote unity with the People, Country and Land of Israel.

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UWI Founder Michael Gerbitz with Speaker of the Israeli Knesset Yuli Edelstein

Founder Michael Gerbitz remarked, “It is truly amazing that at a time when governments around the world are united in their condemnation of the State of Israel, we’ve been able to connect with millions of people – many in some of the most anti-Semitic countries – who are proud to stand united with Israel”.

He explained that the “exponential impact of social-media powered outreach is dramatic when our community of three million supporters gives us access to half a billion people. This is exactly what’s needed to win Israel’s battle of public opinion throughout the world.”

United with Israel Creates Facts on the Ground

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United with Israel staff with the recipients of a bomb shelter the organization provided.

United with Israel has turned its millions of Facebook likes and email subscribers into facts on the ground. UWI’s massive community of Israel supporters, spanning more than one hundred countries around the world, is responsible for vital projects that benefit the people of Israel. To date, UWI has installed 17 portable bomb shelters to protect Israeli citizens living under fire.

Recently, UWI donated a large bomb shelter benefiting thousands of schoolchildren in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. During Operation Protective Edge, when Israeli civilians were stuck in bomb shelters as Hamas indiscriminately fired thousands of rockets at Israeli towns and cities, UWI supporters made a huge impact by providing food packages for families who were either unable or unwilling to leave the shelters to shop for basic necessities. Recognizing the great need to provide relief from the incessant sirens and rocket attacks in southern Israel, UWI sponsored buses to transport the residents – particularly children and the elderly – to other areas of the country.

IDF Chanukah PartyUnited with Israel’s community members are strong supporters of the Israel Defense Forces. UWI has organized events around Jewish holidays for IDF soldiers stationed far from home. Thousands of Israeli soldiers have received much-needed supplies thanks to UWI’s fundraising efforts.

Roadmap for the Future

While United with Israel is a unique organization that has achieved much success in a short amount of time, it is clear that the milestone of reaching three million supporters is only the beginning. “We are still in the start-up phase”, says UWI executive director David Zeit, “with dozens of innovative projects waiting to happen”.

As United with Israel tackles more challenges and continues its vital work of promoting Israel around the world, the paramount task of “growing the world’s largest pro-Israel community from the millions into the billions is UWI’s roadmap for the future,” says Zeit. “And we believe that the future is now.”

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PHOTOS FROM THE VIP RECEPTION HELD ON FEBRUARY 18, 2015:

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‘Three Million Strong’ Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2015

World’s Largest Pro-Israel Group Celebrates ‘3 Million Strong’ with Mike Huckabee

United with Israel (UWI), the world’s largest grassroots pro-Israel community, has reached a significant milestone with 3 million supporters and counting.

Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, has become number 3,000,000, while attending United with Israel’s “Three Million Strong” celebration in Jerusalem on February 18, 2015.

“There is a distinct difference between good and evil – and Israel is good… I am proud and deeply grateful that you allow me to stand with you, United with Israel,” said Huckabee at the event.

In 2012, Prime Minister Netanyahu was “honored to be the one millionth fan” of UWI.

Founder Michael Gerbitz remarked, “It is truly amazing that at a time when governments around the world are united in their condemnation of the State of Israel, we’ve been able to connect with millions of people – many in some of the most anti-Semitic countries – who are proud to stand united with Israel”.

He explained that the “exponential impact of social-media powered outreach is dramatic when our community of 3 million supporters gives us access to half a billion people. This is exactly what’s needed to win Israel’s battle of public opinion throughout the world.”

About United with Israel
United with Israel is a global, grassroots movement comprised of individuals who are deeply committed to the success and prosperity of Israel. Using social media and the latest web technology, UWI has built a massive global network of pro-Israel activists in order to promote unity with the People, Country and Land of Israel.

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For more information, contact:
David Zeit, Executive Director
Office: +972-2-533-7841
Email: info@unitedwithisrael.org
Website: www.unitedwithisrael.org