The Shomron Liaison Office is the public relations arm of the Shomron Regional Council, which represents approximately 30,000 Israeli citizens across 33 communities in the Shomron (Samaria). The Shomron Regional Council is located in the heart of the Land of Israel, and extends across approximately 11% of Israel’s territory, making it in terms of area.
The Shomron Liaison Office was established at the beginning of 2008, to serve as a window into the Jewish communities in the heart of the Land of Israel. Despite the fact that the Jewish presence in Yehuda and the Shomron (Judea and Samaria) is arguably one of the most hotly contested issues in the international arena, most people know very little about the realities on the ground. To compound this problem, foreign-funded NGOs have invested hundreds of millions of dollars with the sole aim of sullying the name of our communities, and have formed close links with seasoned Palestinian propagandists and officials in their efforts to build an entirely one-sided narrative. For many years the poisonous discourse of these extremist organizations was allowed to go unchallenged, resulting in a distorted perspective within much of the international media.
The mission of our office is to provide local and foreign leaders, diplomats, journalists and the general public with an objective view of the Jewish communities in the Shomron. After years of only hearing one side, policy-formers, decision-makers and the general public, now have the opportunity to visit our communities, speak to our residents and grapple with the conflict honestly and with an open mind.
The Shomron Liaison Office is protecting the future of the Jewish communities in the Shomron by forging relationships with people around the world who are willing to listen to our perspective and to encourage others to understand the Jewish connection to Judea and Samaria. We are also actively engaged in building bridges with organizations and individuals who are willing to provide much-needed support for the social and educational infrastructure that is the lifeblood of our communities. In order to achieve this objective we are utilizing many important tools, including websites and social media, newsletters, promotional videos, tours for VIPs, (local and foreign politicians, diplomats and other public figures) sending delegations to foreign parliaments, fundraising activities, building ties with the Jewish Diaspora and more.
Each of these projects are essential tools in the fight to correct the aggressive negative propaganda directed against us by hostile forces that challenge the Jewish People’s very right to its homeland. While our task is a difficult one, we are strengthened by the tremendous achievements we have attained in just three years, including dozens of opinion-changing tours for over 50 Members of Knesset, 350 journalists and dozens of senior US and EU diplomats; collaboration with world leading reporters from the New York Times, Time Magazine, CNN and even Al Jazeera; hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for Shomron building projects, some 10,000 Facebook friends and supporters, worldwide demonstrations against the discriminatory building freezes imposed on our communities and much, much more.
We look back with great pride on what we have managed to accomplish in such a small amount of time; yet we also know that there is much work still to be done, and we cannot move forward without your help.After three years of intensive ground work we are ready to take the Shomron Liaison Office to the next stage – from the back foot to the front foot as we look past the hateful vitriol of the anti-Israel network and towards an honest, truthful discourse about the ancient Jewish connection to the Land of Israel. To accomplish this goal we need the help of the supporters like you, who are willing to donate a little of their time, money and energies in helping to secure the Jewish dream of return and independence in our homeland.
Our record shows that we can succeed where others have failed, and with your help we can capitalize on these achievements and multiply our successes tenfold. Join us, stand in solidarity with the Jewish people in its return to its ancient homeland and help us win the battle for the Land of Israel. With G-d’s help we will do and succeed.