(Photo: Bar Refaeli image via Shutterstock)

 (Photo: Bar Refaeli image via Shutterstock)

By Gabe Friedman - March 17, 2015

Originally appeared here in the Times of Israel 

JTA — In the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on March 3, which added to a growing rift in US-Israel relations, the Israeli embassy in the United States has started a contest to reignite the next generation’s enthusiasm for Israel. The hook: it involves Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli

The contest is calling for American college students to film short, creative videos that display their love of Israel. One winner will earn a free trip to Israel, and three finalists will win a trip to Washington, DC to meet with Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer. Read More