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The Ayn Rand Center Israel (ARCI) is promoting Ayn Rand and advancing Objectivism in Israel in many ways, and it’s having an impact. ARCI was founded by Boaz Arad and me in 2012, and I’ve been funding it since then.
Israel is an extraordinary country. After struggling for survival and fighting enemies in every direction, it is now flourishing and prospering. I have visited several times over the last few years, and it is a joy to see how much Israel has advanced. I love the Israeli spirit, which is encapsulated in their famous toast, “Le Chaim,” which means: “To Life!” Israelis are dedicated to living, prospering, and flourishing—and that’s what they’re doing. I admire their sense of life.
ARC Israel organizes an average of one event every two days, including lectures, courses, and conferences. They also distribute and promote Ayn Rand’s and Leonard Peikoff’s books and courses, both in English and in Hebrew. They have numerous articles in newspapers, and they appear regularly on radio and television. They also conduct essay contests for students on The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. They engage with communities and government agencies to promote Objectivism.
One spectacular event is the Ayn Rand Atlas Award for the Best Israeli Startup (Israel has more startups than any other country in the world, apart from America). There is a spectacular event held at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange which you may be interested in.
I have supported ARC Israel financially and morally since its inception, and I encourage others who care about Ayn Rand and Objectivism, and particularly those who care about Israel, to do the same.