Our Team

Moti Kahana

Founder and a Board Member

Moti Kahana, born in 1968 in Jerusalem, is an American-Israeli businessman and philanthropist who has donated considerable money and time providing support for the Syrian opposition. He financed the opposition group which took senator John McCain to visit war-torn Syria, and has provided humanitarian relief for Syrian civilians. Moti became well-known for rescuing the last Jewish family from Aleppo, and recovering ancient Jewish artifacts, including Torah scrolls, in danger of destruction from synagogues in Syria. He has been called the Jewish Raoul Wallenberg for providing passports to hundreds of Syrian opposition members and their families. Three years ago, Moti founded the organization Amaliah.org, which is now working in tandem with the Israeli Defense Force and Syrian local council, toward a goal of bringing over a million Syrians back home to a designated "Safe Zone,” territory in Southern Syria on the border with Israel. 

Larry Garber

Board of Directors

Former senior official at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and served on the faculty of the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy from January 2015 to January 2017. At the Eisenhower School, he taught classes on national security strategy and policy, Africa regional studies, and fragile states and development. At USAID, Mr. Garber served as a senior manager and policy adviser for more than 15 years,he served as the agency point person for the referendum on Southern Sudan independence. Mr. Garber served as chief executive officer of the New Israel Fund, which aims to strengthen Israel’s democracy by supporting programs that safeguard civil and human rights. From 1982 to 1993, he worked with the National Democratic Institute, the International Human Rights Law Group, and Steptoe and Johnson law firm. He also has served as a consultant on election-related matters for the Organization of American States, United Nations, and Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Yuval Rabin

Board Of Directors

Son of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak RabinRabin has over twenty years of experience in software development, design and project management. He has held senior executive positions serving companies as diverse as AARP, The Principal Group, Visteon, Ericsson, Airbus Industries, Nokia, ARKLA (Arkansas Louisiana Gas), Samsung and the American Bureau of Shipping. Rabin truly espouses a global vision, having led initiatives for manufacturing and service companies, utilities and governments in the US, Israel, Europe and the Far East.Rabin is not only adept on the business side, but also posses the technical expertise needed to effectively promote client interests. His areas of expertise include development of large database systems, financial, human resources and payroll applications, and design of engineering, communications, Internet and embedded systems. 

 

Dr Kamal-Al-Labwani

Board Of Directors

Dr Kamal-Al-Labwani is a prominent member of the Syrian opposition who was released from prison in 2011. He now works as a humanitarian diplomat,  focusing on humanitarian needs rather than politics. Dr. Al-Labwani has praised Israeli hospitals and staff for helping Syrian refugees in need. His role on the Amaliah team is to continue humanitarian diplomacy and create relationships and engagement that foster Amaliah's goal of providing humanitarian aid to the people of Syria.

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