Via Youtube: A TED talk with Hen Mazzig
Hen Mazzig, StandWithUs Northwest's Israeli representative, is an
energetic, engaging, tremendous representative of Israel's next
generation. Hen is a former lieutenant in a unit called COGAT, and
worked as an intermediary between the the IDF and the Palestinian
Authority (the PA) the UN, and the many non-governmental organizations
(NGOs) that work in the West Bank. Hen's unit was responsible for
overseeing the construction of medical facilities, schools,
environmental projects, roads, and water-related infrastructure in the
Palestinians, and part of the Palestinian Authority for security
coordination with the Palestinian Security Forces.
Hen describes the chain of events that led him to join the IDF's COGAT Unit- the humanitarian branch of the IDF that helps the Palestinians by building infrastructure. He talks about the hope and the vision of Israelis and Palestinians, working together for a better future.